Her Name is Charleena Lyles

Her name is Charleena Lyles. And we must include her name—and those of black women around the country whose lives have been taken by police—in this dialogue for racial justice and for women’s rights.

The System Failed Us All: The Castile Verdict is a Feminist Issue

Reproductive justice, threatened motherhood and violence against women and children all come into play in the complex aftermath of racial profiling and police brutality.

On Trial for Surviving a Hate Crime

A reflection on the intersections between gender, race and reverse victimization.

NEWSFLASH: Muslim African-American Woman Judge Found Dead

Late Wednesday, the body of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found in the Hudson River near Manhattan.

An Intersection of America’s Ills

A wellness check with police deputies ended with Renee Davis – 23, five months pregnant, and a single mother of three – dead.

Gender, Class and Incarceration

More and more women with economic and social advantages are attending institutions of higher learning—but women without those advantages increasingly find themselves in penal institutions.

It Could Have Been Me: Korryn Gaines and the Criminalization of Black Women

Every bone in my body tells me that I could have been Korryn Gaines.

Our Policing Problem is Also a Diversity Problem

In order to change police culture, we must improve hiring practices and recruit more women officers and more officers of color.

LISTEN: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Gender and Police Violence

This is a deeply moving, informative work that deserves a listen from anyone who finds themselves confused, disturbed, or saddened by the prevalence of racial violence in our nation.

Institutional Sexism in Policing is Still Holding Women Back—And That Impacts Everyone

Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit against the State of Michigan on the grounds of systematic gender discrimination against women corrections officers. The lawsuit shows that existing efforts to stop institutional sexism in the state—and around the nation—aren’t enough.

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