Rape Culture in the Black Community & How it Affects Black Women and Girls

Earlier this month, former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was, to my surprise, convicted of raping several black women. Following this trial via twitter has been tumultuous for me. Tumultuous, rocky, but nonetheless, draining. Daniel Holtzclaw targeted these black women strategically. He targeted poor black women in particular--mostly sex workers and drug addicts because he knew that they … Continue reading Rape Culture in the Black Community & How it Affects Black Women and Girls

It’s Not Enough to Say “I love Black Women.”

You know the saying "actions speak louder than words?" Generic, right? But relevant? Yes. Always. You can say one thing but if your actions don't align, your legitimacy is invalidated. It's no secret that misogynoir (anti-black misogyny) is a bonding agent among many. Many people of all different races love to see the dehumanization and … Continue reading It’s Not Enough to Say “I love Black Women.”