GUEST: Andrea J Ritchie, Black lesbian immigrant and police misconduct attorney. She is a 2014 Senior Soros Justice Fellow with more than 2 decades of experience advocating against police violence and the criminalization of women and LGBTQ people of color. She is currently the Researcher-in-Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women, as well as Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States. Her new book is Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
BACKGROUND: African American men continue to be disproportionately targeted by police all over the country. But the horrific stories of what has happened to men like Mike Brown and Philando Castile obscure the reality that black women are also disproportionately targeted by police.
In general, women of color, and especially transgender women are among the most vulnerable communities when it comes to policing and violence.
Now a new book explores the stories of women who have been killed and also how they are perceived by police.
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