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A story of two girls: Why being black means more scrutiny and punishment in Pittsburgh schools

Why does Kelis Campbell feel pressure to work twice as hard as so many others?

She realized it in the seventh grade. Simple reasons: She is black. And she is a woman.

Just basic identity. It influences how she’s perceived in class, what it’s like to go shopping, how she might be punished and what she has to do to succeed.

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