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FEATURING MONIQUE MORRIS – When activists with Black Lives Matter use the phrase #Say Her Name, what they’re asking us to do is to acknowledge that black women and girls are brutalized by state violence but we fail to recognize their humanity.

In a new and powerful book, author Monique Morris makes the case that black girls are criminalized starting in the classroom. The disrespect and marginalization that girls face can impact their entire lives.

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Monique Morris, Co-Founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, 2012 Soros Justice Fellow, former Vice President for Economic Programs, Advocacy, and Research at the NAACP, and an advisory board member for Global Girl Media. Her earlier book is Black Stats: African Americans By the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century. Her new book is called Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.

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