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Police Violence Is a Systemic Problem That Requires Systemic Solutions - Rewire

26.4.16

Police Violence Is a Systemic Problem That Requires Systemic Solutions - Rewire: Police violence acts to destabilize, dismantle, and destroy families. As Dani McClain at The Nation, Katherine Cross at Rewire, and others have pointed out: Police violence against Black families is clearly a reproductive justice issue. There can be no reproductive justice when Black mothers fear for the lives of their sons; when Black families are deprived of caregivers, breadwinners, and parents; and when Black children cannot grow up in a society that values their lives and upholds their human dignity.

There can be no reproductive justice when Black women are denied the human right to see their children grow up.

Latino/as represent a broad spectrum of racial and ethnic diversity. Many in our community suffer every day from racist profiling, harassment, and violence at the hands of law enforcement officials. Others are called to action as allies, to stand beside our hermanos and hermanas and speak with a united voice.


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