Tag Archive for racism

Native American Community Group Releases Illustrated ABC Handbook Detailing Steps for Young Native Women to Take When Raped

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Today, The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) published What To Do When You Are Raped, An ABC Handbook For Native Girls. This book is a resource aimed at answering the questions women face following a sexual assault, from thinking through buying emergency contraception, to getting tested for STDS, to who to turn…

Holtzclaw Guilty; Rape Culture Gets A Pass

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Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of rape in Oklahoma, but rape culture is still being let off the hook. The former Oklahoma City police officer was accused of sexually assaulting thirteen African American women in the neighborhood he patrolled. Like so many other predators, Holtzclaw figured he could assault his victims with impunity, calculating that…

About Ferguson

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Mike Brown was senselessly shot dead August 9th by a Ferguson, MO police officer for no reason other than “walking while black.” An ongoing effort to keep these issues in the public eye is gathering momentum in Ferguson. Connect with it via #BlackLifeMatters. Here are some pieces from around the Internet about the tragedy, about…

Promoting Diversity and Ending Racism

NOW condemns the racism that inflicts a double burden of race and sex discrimination on women of color. Seeing human rights as indivisible, we are committed to identifying and fighting against those barriers to equality and justice that are imposed by racism. A leader in the struggle for civil rights since its inception in 1966,…