Beth E. Ritchie is the Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This interview was recorded on Thursday December 20th.
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Ritchie argue that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms it takes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized--at best--and frequently ignored" (GLW). Another disturbing consequence is the significant rise in the number of Black women who are incarcerated.
Joanne Belknap, Professor of Sociology at The University of Colorado, says that "Ritchie expertly and chillingly documents the convergence of individual and structural racism, economic exploitation, and political disenfranchisement in the devastating gendered violence against the most disadvantaged Black women."
K A Kron
Kron's narrative voice is terse and direct, effectively projecting tension and suspense and offering an interesting glimpse into the lives of military women and the challenges they face.
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