“An Exploration of African American Women in the 21st Century as Targets of Violence and Racial”
Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research series. Bayyinah Jeffries, PhD, Africana Studies explores the historical trends of racial and gendered aggressions against African American women in the United States by focusing on 21st century cases that involve Black women including the 2006 Crystal Mangum in Duke lacrosse case to Marissa Alexander in the 2010 ‘Stand Your Ground’ proceedings in Florida. Dr. Jeffries findings suggest that African American women continue to be targeted for physical and other forms of violence and racial aggressions as a result of their race, gender, and the historical legacy that perceives Black women as deserving recipients of this treatment. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.