A Trump appointee, Judge Jonathan Kobes, said an Arkansas police officer was justified in shooting a man in the back, even after a pat-down revealed the suspect was unarmed.
Racial Justice Is Reproductive Justice
Many of us are having visceral reactions to the police killings of George Floyd—and Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and far too many other Black Americans going back to the foundation of this country. As we seek to understand these tragedies, a vital part of this search involves learning about the structural inequalities that disproportionately impact Black communities, and how police violence is a reproductive justice issue. Rewire.News is curating some of our most incisive reporting in this area, in the hopes that, together, we can begin to dismantle this country's systemic racism.
Now more than ever, parents are scrutinizing their children's media and looking for TV shows that don't deal in harmful stereotypes.
The prison industrial complex routinely targets and harms Black people, immigrants, disabled people, sex workers, queer and transgender people, and poor people.
As an abolitionist organizer working to end policing, incarceration, and surveillance and to create lasting alternatives, I know that “defund the police” is not just a slogan—or even the end goal.
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A casual conversation at a food bank turned into something frustrating—and fruitful.
As with calls to defund the police, the movement to abolish police is just another step in our long-game goal of dismantling the entire prison industrial complex.
Advocates Fear Another Devastating Impact of COVID-19: More Forced Pregnancies and Reproductive Control
Black, brown, Indigenous, disabled, and low-income people have historically been victim to state-sanctioned forced sterilizations and reproductive coercion.
It is not enough to say that we advocate for “culturally responsive” sex ed. We have to show that our sex education is as honest about racism as it is on any other topic.
Learning starts from birth, so whether you're a parent, guardian, educator, or caretaker, let’s work to expose our children to diversity and have conversations about race.
In Georgia, Black Women Lead the Fight Against High Maternal Mortality Rates and Anti-Choice Legislation
“Doing this work can weigh heavy—we know that even with all of the work that is being done to uplift issues around Black maternal health, Black mamas are still bearing the brunt of this crisis."
When the Country Sneezes, Black Women Catch the Flu. What Happens With COVID-19 in the United States?
Truly investing in the health and well-being of Black women would reform our health-care system and obviate the inevitable scramble to address public health crises like COVID-19.
Given the obstacles Black women already face, new barriers to abortion—in Louisiana and across the country—will turn reproductive health care into a right we cannot exercise.
Black women are two to three times more likely to get fibroids than our white female counterparts. We are also more likely to experience implicit bias and be disempowered by our health-care system.
When our youth are having guns pointed at them for hopping a turnstile, that is reproductive injustice.