Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunity
The White House Council on Women and Girls
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As President Obama noted, women of color “struggle every day with biases that perpetuate oppressive standards for how they’re supposed to look and how they’re supposed to act. Too often, they’re either left under the hard light of scrutiny, or cloaked in a kind of invisibility.” When addressing the challenges women and girls of color face – challenges that often lie at the intersection of race and gender – we often fail to fully acknowledge, and account for, this complexity. This report points out challenges and opportunities for this target population.