Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The Rising Criminalization of Black Girls

The kids are not alright—well, not all of them.

In Washington, D.C., the percentage of young black girls entering the juvenile justice system has risen dramatically, even as that of young black boys has decreased. Young black girls are now likely to be arrested at 30 times the rate of white boys and girls together, according to a new report by the advocacy group Rights4Girls and the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative.

“Girls of color are dealing with challenges posed by racism but they’re also…