WQED Specials

Childhood Lost: The Adultification of African American Girls

Season 2020 Episode 14 | 28m 29s | Video has closed captioning.

Across America, and here in Pittsburgh, a disturbing trend is putting the futures of African American girls at risk. It’s called adultification, a perception that Black girls are more aggressive and less deserving of support and care. A perception that can also lead to negative outcomes that take them from the classroom to the courtroom. Meet the people challenging systems and working for change.

Aired: 11/19/20

Rating: NR

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WQED Specials is a local public television program presented by WQED.