Violence against black women
By Jamila Bey
Dr. Brittney Cooper is assistant professor of Women’s Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. Mychal Denzel Smith is a blogger at TheNation.com and a Knobler Fellow at the Nation Institute.
We talk about the writers’ recent pieces on Miriam Carey, the woman killed by police as she hit barriers at the Capitol and tried to exit her vehicle. We consider the assertion of these thinkers that this shooting speaks to a larger climate of expendable black women and turns a blind eye to violence toward them.
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