More Talk Radio on 07/09/12
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Beth Richie, Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her new book is Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation.
In Arrested Justice Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstarting how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the US-based movement to end violence against women. She argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women are minimized at best, and frequently ignored.