Did You Know?: The Plight of Black Girls & Women
What does it mean to be a Black girl or woman in the United States? Click here and find out.
AAPF Appears in The Nation!
Our groundbreaking work on women and girls of color is front in center in The Nation’s prescient gender critique of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative!
Race, Gender, and the School to Prison Pipeline
AAPF’s latest report authored by Monique Morris, expressly exploring the racialized and gendered vulnerabilities of girls of color to exclusionary discipline and other stops on pathways to confinement.
Opportunity Race: Topical content expanding on key issues highlighted in our “(Un)Equal Opportunity Race” video.
Affirmative Action Across the 50 States
Check out AAPF’s latest advocacy tool: Affirmative Action Across the 50 States!
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posted under: Publications
See below for Paul Butler’s article in last fall’s Du Bois Review. “Black male exceptionalism” is the premise that African American men fare more poorly than any other group in the United States. The discourse of Black male exceptionalism presents African American men as an “endangered species.” Some government agencies, foundations, and activists…
posted under: One Billion Rising
Executive Director Kimberle Crenshaw is rising up for incarcerated women today at Century Regional Detention! Here are Crenshaw’s prepared remarks: I am rising today because in the words of the great Civil Rights Hero, Fannie Lou Hammer, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” I’m sick and…
What is the State of Female Justice in America this Valentine’s Day? Hint: We’ve Got a Lot of Work Ahead
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Learn what leading scholars and activists had to say about the state of female justice in the US.
Will the Supreme Court Reaffirm Affirmative Action?
Laura Flanders discusses the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case with Kimberlé Crenshaw and Luke Harris. November 2012.
The State of Female America 2012
GRITtv: Susan Burton & Kimberle Crenshaw: Hope After Prison
Hope is in short supply these days, particularly for those in America’s packed prison system. California incarcerates more women than any other state, and when those women get out of jail they often have nothing more than $200 in their pockets and hope to go on. Susan Burton was one of those women once, and now she’s founder and executive director of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, a nonprofit organization that helps formerly incarcerated women get their lives back together. Susan has been named one of CNN’s ten Heroes this year, and is in the running for the top spot, and she joins us via Skype, along with Kimberle Crenshaw, who explains just why Susan’s nomination gives her hope in a bleak time.