Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence

Getting Played

By Jody Miller. Drawing from interviews with adolescent girls and boys, presents a picture of dire social problem of African American girls and explores how inextricably, and tragically, gender linked violence is to their daily lives in poor urban neighborhoods often victimized by those considered family and friends and how community institutions such as the police and schools that are meant to protect them, often turn a blind eye, leaving girls to fend for themselves. Read more.