Disrupting the myth of the hypersexualized Black woman

Wed, Jun 24 2015 06:57pm EDT 1
Black Women's Blueprint
Black Women's Blueprint
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"Black women don't get raped, Black women entice their rapists," this statement written by Ernest Gaines in his fictional novel, In My Father's House has serious implications for Black women.

Contemporary ideas about rape among African Americans are connected to our history in the United States but it is also part of a global phenomenon transcending race, class and other identities. How can we speak back to these harmful statements and characterizations?

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