Barriers Rooted in Race and Gender Bias Harm Educational Outcomes of African American Girls and Must Be Addressed, New Report Shows

Media outlets around the country are taking note of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and  LDF report,  Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls:  A Call to Action for Educational Equity, which outlines what are sometimes insurmountable barriers to staying in school and how poor educational outcomes result in limited job opportunities, lower lifetime earnings, and increased risk of economic insecurity for African American women. Read a sampling below.