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And this shows up in our workplaces, schools, and within our government.
Discretionary discipline reveals a lot about how society views black womanhood from infancy.
Black girls are six times more likely to be suspended than their white peers, largely because they are perceived to be "unruly, loud, and unmanageable," and thus treated more harshly than their counterparts.
In addition to her research and teaching pursuits, Amah has volunteered with organizations at UCLA and in the greater Los Angeles community.
She has worked as a co-instructor for NUBIA, an organization that helps young African-American and Latina women develop sisterhood, cultural appreciation and critical consciousness.