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From the Archives: November 1984

by Liane Rozzell 09-30-2016
Double Jeopardy
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WOMEN IN almost every culture and segment of society experience violence ... that is directed specifically at them as women. In the United States, women of color—Latina, African American, Asian, and Native American—experience violence that is specifically focused against them because of both their race and their gender. When misogynist violence combines with racism, the result is a unique and deadly threat to women of oppressed races. ...

Women of different races and economic backgrounds have begun to join together in a movement to end the violence that endangers them all. The women of color who are involved in this movement, however, bear witness to the barriers that hinder such cooperation. Prominent among them is the misunderstanding or ignorance of the particular ways that both individuals and institutions perpetrate violence focused against women of color. It is clear from the historical and current experiences of women of color that racism is an inextricable factor in this violence. They reject, therefore, analyses that blame only sexism and patriarchal structures for violence against women. The problem of misogynist violence can only be fully addressed when the experiences of all women are incorporated into the perspective of the movement for change. Both racist and anti-women stereotypes and attitudes must be overcome before society can become a safe place for all women.

From the Archives: August 1983

by Liane Rozzell 07-01-2013

A Deadly 'Snowstorm'

'Colorblind' Racism

by Liane Rozzell 06-01-2010
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. The New Press.

A New Direction for Juvenile Justice

by Liane Rozzell 01-22-2010
Imagine a prison where an inmate asks to stay an extra two weeks beyond his release date.

'These Are Our Children'

by Liane Rozzell 06-01-2009
New models are transforming juvenile justice.

State of Emergency

by Liane Rozzell 10-01-1985

On August 27, the day before he was scheduled to lead a march on Pollsmoor prison, where black political leader Nelson Mandela is serving a life sentence, Rev. Allan Boesak was arrested by South African police under a law that allows for indefinite imprisonment without charges or trial.

Turning Around

by Liane Rozzell 03-01-1985

Chemist takes stand on nerve gas research.

Risking Security

by Liane Rozzell 01-01-1985

A nuclear strategist follows his faith out of the Air Force.

Double Jeopardy

by Liane Rozzell 11-01-1984

Racism and violence against women.

Strangers and Aliens in the Land

by Liane Rozzell 09-01-1984

Immigration reform is an issue guaranteed to bring out some of the worst contradictions in U.S. society.