As early as age 5, black girls are perceived as being older and less innocent than their white peers.
Jane CoastonSomeone at this school called the police on a six-year-old.
(Also, notably, the officer thought the six-year-old in question was “older.” Studies have shown that black girls are often interpreted as older than they are.
Jane Coaston"Perhaps most strikingly, we show that while white and black officers use gun force at similar rates in white and racially mixed neighborhoods, white officers are five times as likely to use gun force in predominantly black neighborhoods.”
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