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#SayHerName gives a voice, and power, to Black women brutalized by police violence.

May 30 2015

Because these women are not seen in typical ways women who are not black are seen, they ended up being seen as targets of intervention and constraint, rather than people who would be helped. And therefore they ended up dead.

Legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw talks about the rise of the #SayHerName movement, why Black women are seen and treated differently by both the police and nation at large, and how intersectional activists are fighting anti-Black state violence by addressing its root causes – patriarchy, racism and police impunity.

Kimberlé co-authored the #SayHerName report for the African American Policy Forum.

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Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw is a pioneering scholar and writer on civil rights, critical race theory, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. In addition to her position at Columbia Law School, she is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, and co-founder of the African American Policy Forum. She also hosts the podcast, Intersectionality Matters.


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