Adultification is when groups of minority children are treated as more mature than lighter skinned children. it stems from a racial bias and negative stereotype of minority groups. This view is usually projected onto young African American girls, people thinking they don't need as much comfort, security, and love as white or lighter skinned children, and that African American girls know more about adult topics, are more mature, and know more about sex.

Adultification is seen heavily in media, African American girls and women being seen as more sassy, mature, aggressive, and/or provocative, this can also be (sadly) applied to other minority groups.

See also: Twitching | Nipped | French fries | Testified | Gaping

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