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Breonna Taylor and the Visibility of Black Women Victims of Police Violence

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A demonstrator holds a sign with the image of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department officers, during a protest against the death George Floyd in Minneapolis, in Denver, Colorado on June 3, 2020 (Jason Connolly / AFP via Getty Images)

While George Floyd’s name continues to be chanted at protests sweeping the nation, Breonna Taylor, another victim of police violence, has gotten less attention. Taylor was a 26-year old emergency medical technician living in Louisville, Kentucky when she was shot eight times and killed by police who raided her home on March 13. While the viral video of Floyd being killed helped fuel public outrage and media coverage, this isn’t the first time a black woman victim has been under-acknowledged in the public’s eye. It’s this kind of disproportionate attention that sparked the “Say Her Name” campaign in 2015 to remind people that black women and girls are also victims of police violence. We’ll talk about Breonna Taylor’s case and the intersection of gender and race discrimination black women can face not only in life, but in death.

Guests:

Andrea Ritchie, author, "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color"; researcher in residence on race, gender, sexuality and criminalization, Barnard Center for Research on Women<br />

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