A University of Delaware researcher is surveying the experiences of Black girls in Delaware to better understand their lives and help community advocates develop targeted interventions to reduce disparities and help them succeed. More than black girls have already completed the survey and another 80 are expected to be part of the focus groups for girls in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. For information about participating in the survey or focus group, text or email delawareblackgirls gmail. This multi-method study is the first of its kind to look exclusively at Black girls in Delaware, said Raye Jones Avery, president of the National Coalition of Black Women Delaware chapter. We plan to build on the assets they articulate and address challenges as they define them.
It was troubling to realize that I had undoubtedly been confronted with the same type of results before but had learned, or been trained, to somehow become inured to it, to take it as a given that any search I might perform using keywords connected to my physical self and identity could return pornographic and otherwise disturbing results. Why was this the bargain into which I had tacitly entered with digital information tools? And who among us did not have to bargain in this way? As a black woman growing up in the late 20th-century, I also knew that the presentation of black women and girls that I discovered in my search results was not a new development of the digital age. I could see the connection between search results and tropes of African Americans that are as old and endemic to the United States as the history of the country itself. My background as a student and scholar of Black studies and Black history, combined with my doctoral studies in the political economy of digital information, aligned with my righteous indignation for black girls everywhere.
Google Has a Striking History of Bias Against Black Girls
Contact - learn more. The Commission will develop and implement recommendations to ensure opportunities, successful futures, and the achievement of a high quality of life for Black Girls in Columbus. Focusing on girls ages , the Commission will first participate in fact-finding and education to learn more about the current quality of life for Black girls in Columbus. Why Black girls and women are resilient, despite the race- and gender-driven disparities complicating their lives.
Discipline disparities between Black and white boys have driven reform efforts for years. But Black girls are arguably the most at-risk student group in the United States. By Erica L. Green , Mark Walker and Eliza Shapiro. McKinstry said.