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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.

Source: TED. (2016, December 7). The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw. YouTube.

Source: Essence. (2019, January 24). What It Actually Means To "Protect Black Girls." YouTube.

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

Source: Vice News. (2020, December 3). Indigenous Women Keep Going Missing in Montana. YouTube.

Source: CBS News. (2021, March 22). Sociologist on America's history of hypersexualizing Asian women. YouTube.

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

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.

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

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

Source: TED. (2019, Feb. 5). Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris. YouTube.

Source: The Atlantic. (2019, July 9). The Horrific Untold Story of Trans ICE Detention. YouTube.


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