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Policy as punishment and distraction: the double helix of racialized sexual harassment of black girls

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Black girls’ experiences with sexual harassment in schools remain critically understudied. To mediate this void, this study explored the role of educators and school policy as disrupting or perpetuating racialized sexual harassment toward them. Using a disability critical race theory (DisCrit) framework, we argue educator response and education policy create a nexus of subjugation that makes Black girls increasingly vulnerable to experience racialized sexual harassment at the hands of adults and peers, while largely failing to provide protection from or recourse for such harassment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalEducational Policy
Early online date29 Dec 2020
Publication statusEarly online - 29 Dec 2020


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    Rights statement: Jennifer M. Wilmot, Valentina Migliarini & Subini Ancy Annamma. 'Policy as Punishment and Distraction: The Double Helix of Racialized Sexual Harassment of Black Girls'. Educational Policy. Copyright © 2020 (The Authors). DOI: 10.1177/0895904820984467.

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