Article in Response to Controversy
Black girls in public school are constantly exposed to physical violence, racialized gender hostility and harassment, and hate speech. Yet, the national narrative perpetuates the belief that Black boys are the main targets of such behaviors. This narrative renders Black girls invisible, and normalizes their treatment as another beam in the framework of white supremacy. This article addresses Black girls' invisibility first creatively, though the African diasporic rhetorical practice of storytelling. It then turns to an exploration of Fennell v. Marion Independent School District, where three sisters were subjected to a racially hostile educational environment in Marion, TX. The article concludes with a positive imagining of how visibility can work to make Black Girls' Lives Matter.
McMurtry-Chubb, Teri A.
"Magical Black Girls in the Education Industrial Complex: Making Visible the Wounds of Invisibility,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 12
, Article 12.
Available at: https://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol12/iss1/12
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 Teri A. McMurtry-Chubb