The Toll of Stereotypes
- Race & Ethnicity
- Gender & Sexuality
- Children & Families
America’s schools are supposed to treat all students fairly. But we know that all too often, black students face racial discrimination, stigma, and stereotypes in their schools. And for black girls in particular, that can be compounded by their gender as well. Professor Seanna Leath explains how do these experiences affect the lives and development of black girls, what broader stereotypes and stigmas exist around mental health for black women, and what can be done to improve the situation.
- Read Seanna’s SSN brief, How the Expectation of Strength Harms Black Girls and Women