Excerpts From LAS Professor Beth Richie’s Book Featured in Truth-Out Article

An excerpt from Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation, by Beth Richie, LAS Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Criminology, Law and Justice (CLJ), and Sociology, was recently featured in an October 18, 2015 article on Truth-Out.org entitled “How Media Reports Exacerbate Rape Culture.” The article discusses how traditional media narratives surrounding rape can often perpetuate negative stereotypes that “negate the experiences of others who are harmed by sexual violence.”

“[Richie] addresses not only how the media fail to report accurately on the interlocking oppressions affecting Black women, and women of color more generally, but also how institutions at-large fail them. ‘The victimization of some black women seems to invoke a set of institutional reactions that lead to further vilification, rather than protection or support,’ she argues.”

To read the full article, as well as more comments from Professor Richie, visit the site here.