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Pushout: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In School

African American Female Excellence, Oakland Unified School District, Calif.
Courtesy of Women in the Room Productions
African American Female Excellence, Oakland Unified School District, Calif.

Airs Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

“Pushout: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In School” is a feature length documentary that takes a deep dive into the lives of Black girls and the practices, cultural beliefs and policies that disrupts one of the most important factors in girls’ lives: education.

The documentary underscores the challenges Black girls face with insight from experts across the country who have worked extensively in the field of social justice, gender equality and educational equity.

These experts give context to the crisis and provide a roadmap for how our educational system and those who interact with Black girls can provide a positive rather than punitive response to behaviors that are often misunderstood or misrepresented.


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