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Systemic Racism

Women of Color

 On this page you will find a sampling of resources related to Systemic Racism against women of color, broken down into the following sections:

Key Words for Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Searches:   Anti-Black, Association Between, Bias, Disparity, Disproportionate, Effect, Gap, High Rate, Impact, Inequity, Inequality, Institutionalized Racism, Oppression, Racial Inequity Racist, Racism, Unconscious Bias, Violence, White Supremacy 

Women of Color: Abuse, Adultification Bias, Algorithm Bias, BIPOC, Criminalization, Domestic Abuse, Economic Vulnerability, Exploitation, Fetishization, Foster System, Gender Bias, Gendered Racial Microaggressions/ Oppression/Racism/ Violence, Intersectional Feminism, Institution Sanctioned Violence, Intersectional Oppression, Invisibility, Lesbian, #MeToo, Misogynoir, Missing-White-Woman Syndrome, Neglect, Patriarchy, Pay Inequity,  Police Brutality, Queer Women, Rape Crisis, Reproductive Rights, #SayHerName, Sexism, Sexual Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline, Sexual Violence, State Sanctioned Violence, Stereotypes, Stigmatization, Strong-Black-Woman Schema, Systemic Oppression, Transgender Women, Trauma

Women of Color

book cover for  Inside this place, not of it : narratives from women's prisons by  Robin Ayelet Waldman

Video Clips

Source: AJ+ (2015, May 21). Black Women Killed By Police Are Being Forgotten #SayHerName. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyxbfvVgojs

Source: TED. (2016, December 7). The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akOe5-UsQ2o

Source: Essence. (2019, January 24). What It Actually Means To "Protect Black Girls." YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ZCVFeG5ts

Source: CNN. (2021, September 22). How 'missing White woman syndrome' has real life implications. YouTube. https://youtu.be/uBWyG09rAMc

Source: Vice News. (2020, December 3). Indigenous Women Keep Going Missing in Montana. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib0GDAPeymo

Source: CBS News. (2021, March 22). Sociologist on America's history of hypersexualizing Asian women. YouTube. https://youtu.be/6c7j9aSGvLs

Source: Vice News. (2020, February 24). Violence Against Black Trans Women Is One of the US' Deadliest Epidemics. YouTube. https://youtu.be/IpYadyI3EiE

Source: PBS NewsHour. (2018, April 18). Why are black mothers and infants far more likely to die in U.S. from pregnancy-related causes? YouTube. https://youtu.be/AODAk-accVc

Source: AJ+ (2019, June 9). Moms Behind Bars: How Cash Bail Is Keeping Women In Jail. YouTube. https://youtu.be/sDHgdDY91W8

Source: NBC News. (2020, February 29). Female Transgender Prisoners Ask To Move Out of Male Prisons. YouTube. https://youtu.be/uBQjOEQhB3k

Source: TED. (2019, Feb. 5). Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7F9XCdeOtw

Source: The Atlantic. (2019, July 9). The Horrific Untold Story of Trans ICE Detention. YouTube. https://youtu.be/VYcggAs_Mg0

Articles

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Scholarship

Podcasts

At Liberty

Episode: Glitch in the Code: Black Girls and Algorithmic Justice

Code Switch

Episode: Anger: The Black Woman's "Superpower"

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: When They See Her: The Story of Michelle Cusseaux

Black History Year

Episode: Fear of A Black Woman's Body

At Liberty

Episode: How the Olympics Failed Black Women

Speaking of Racism

Episode: Women, Prison, and the Criminal Justice System

Laverne Cox

Episode: Ending Violence Toward Trans People w/ Dr. Karen Franklin

Mentor's Circle

Episode: Unpacking Stories and Stereotypes that Harm Black Women

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: Telling Stories of State Violence & Public Silence

The Mentor's Circle

Episode: Breaking Down (Prison) Walls

At Liberty

Episode: How Reproductive Justice Is Part of an Anti-Racist Agenda

In The Thick

Episode: Birth Care for Every Body

Street Politicians

Episode: Breonna Taylor (Ep.1)

Red Nation

Episode: Gender Violence and Indigenous Resistance

Black Gaze

Episode: Protect Black Womxn

Cite Black Women

Episode: We Must Center Black Trans Women in This Struggle

TransLash

Episode: Trans Motherhood

Cite Black Women

Episode: Black Women and Health Equity

Hear to Slay

The Black feminist podcast of your dreams hosted by Roxane Gay & Tressie McMillan Cottom.

Intersectionality Matters

Episode: When Misogynoir is a Preexisting Condition: Black Women's Health Through the Twin Pandemics

Getting Curious

Episode: What’s The Cost Of Intimate Partner Violence?