Dress code discrimination: Black girls are more likely to be disciplined for clothing at school than their peers – because ‘adults see them as older and more sexual’

Black girls are 20.8 times more likely to be suspended from D.C. schools than white girls, according to the National Women’s Law Center. The National Women’s Law Center interviewed Black girls between the ages of 12 and 18 who are currently or were previously enrolled at a public middle or high school in Washington, D.C., asking them about their experiences with various dress codes and policies. Dress codes, as reflected by the study, are more likely to target female and black students.