Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August 25, 2014: Black Feminists Examine Police Violence, Gender and Racism then and now.

As the nation has been shocked by the images of overwhelming police violence in Ferguson, Missouri and the epidemic of murders by police of Black men around the country we have also been inspired by the organic uprisings in response. This Monday August 25th KPFA radio's Women's Magazine looks at how police violence is not only racialized but is also gendered. Lisa Dettmer talks to journalist and author Thandisizwe Chimurenga about the racial and patriarchal aspects of police violence, and to UCLA Law Professor Kimberle Crenshaw about how an intersectional feminist perspective is missing from the mainstream and left analysis in these post racial times.

Thandisizwe Chimurenga is author of No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant. Kimberle Crenshaw is co-founder of the African American Policy Forum and author of New York Times op-ed The Girls Obama Forgot, why My Brother’s Keeper ignores young Black women.

Click to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min.


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