Posts Tagged ‘Black women’

The Criminalization of Black Girls in the American School System

Black girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice system population (Mother Jones) The problem often stems from well intentioned “zero-tolerance” policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems: (PBS) Black girls are suspended and expelled from school at higher rates than other girls. (National Women’s Law…

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Pollution tied to disease risk in L.A. black women

Many times when we think of tackling diabetes and obesity in the Black community, we automatically look at diet and exercise. However there has been research linking exposure to environmental toxins that lead to an increase risk of diabetes. Below is a report released on Reuters about pollutions effect on Los Angeles Black women.

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