Abstract

A growing number of Black Lives Matter activists have been refocusing attention on how police brutality impacts black women and others on the margins of today’s national conversation about race, such as poor, elderly, gay, and trans people. They are not only highlighting the impact of police violence on these communities, but articulating why a movement for racial justice must necessarily be inclusive. Say Her Name, for example, an initiative launched in May, documents and analyzes black women’s experiences of police violence and explains what we lose when we ignore them. We not only miss half the facts, we fundamentally fail to grasp how the laws, policies, and the culture that underpin gender inequalities are reinforced by America’s racial divide.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1946-0910
Print ISSN
0012-3846
Pages
pp. 54-61
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-06
Open Access
No
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