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BREAKING: We filed a lawsuit against the Binghamton School District on behalf of parents whose 12-year-old daughters were subjected to an illegal strip search.

Read our statement: bit.ly/2IMwzR3
Our complaint states that school officials’ racial bias caused them to interpret the innocent and playful behavior of four twelve-year-old girls as so suspicious that they conducted the extreme measure of strip searching them. Read the complaint: bit.ly/2GGisZU
The four students are Black and Latina, and all of the school officials involved in the incident are white.

Read the complaint: bit.ly/2GGisZU
The complaint cites research that shows how stereotypes often lead adults to perceive Black and Latina girls as more suspicious and less innocent than white girls, and needing less nurturing, protection, and support. Read the complaint: bit.ly/2GGisZU
"We cannot undo the trauma endured by these four young girls at the hands of school officials, but we will fight to vindicate their rights and to ensure that all Binghamton students are able to learn in schools that respect and protect them, regardless of their race or gender.”
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