Given that the social and economic conditions that lead to violence still exist, the concern over who is killing us, all of us, is as important today as it was in Boston 30-plus years ago. And while the violence against us continues to take various forms–the prison industrial complex, healthcare disparities, educational disadvantages, the list goes on–the deaths and disappearances of Black women and children that continue to occur at (what should be) alarming rates must also become more of a priority in our struggles for social justice.
Remember Don Imus? Remember how upset we were a few years back when the wretched “shock jock” and his pals took to the radio airwaves to dis the women of the Rutgers women’s basketball team after they just missed winning the NCAA championship by referring to the black team members as “nappy-headed hos”? Remember how […]