Closing out 2014 with thoughts on the need for inclusion of violence against women of color in the #blacklivesmatter movement.
This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color.
By LisaLyn Jacobs, JD (Vice President for Government Relations, Legal Momentum)
On a recent December Saturday, I hurried from the Metro train with my 6 year-old son trailing behind. We were joining friends and colleagues at the Justice for All March in Washington, DC. We had endured a dismal series of weeks in late November in which grand juries had refused to indict law enforcement for the killing of unarmed black men, and an African American domestic violence survivor had agreed to a plea agreement that included a return to prison after she’d already served three years for firing several warning shots to scare off her abusive husband.
I was eager to join the crowd, to put my hands up, and to engage in the healing of collective resistance
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