Black girls in Florida do not feel safe in schools: Study

A new study has found that Black girls in Florida often feel unsafe in their schools due to policing policies and cultures of criminalization in the Sunshine State.

The report, published by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), includes a group of Black girls and young women, ages 14 to 24, who shared their experiences within Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) through surveys and focus groups.

“Black girls everywhere deserve to feel safe in schools,” Bayliss Fiddiman, director of education equity at the National Women’s Law Center, said in a statement.