Black Women’s Lives Matter

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Liberatory Love

IMG_4021May 21st was a National Day of Action for Black women and transwomen’s lives, with the hashtag #sayhername.  This action was called in response to the recently dropped charges of Dante Servin, the office who murdered 22 year old Rekia Boyd in 2012. Across the country people demonstrated and spoke out about the police brutality and harassment and sexual violence that happens to Black women, Black transwomen, and Black girls.  Malcolm X once said, “The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”  Although Black women experience multiple oppressions based on their race and gender, the media focuses issues of racism primarily on Black males, painting Blackness as male, hetero and cisgendered.  This exclusion distorts the reality that there is a diverse range of experiences of Blackness and that many Black women, transwomen and girls are also experiencing state-sanctioned violence.  Leaders of the Black Lives Matter campaign urge supporters…

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