This story is part of Made in Philly , a series about young residents shaping local communities. Get the news you need to start your day. Through her nonprofit called V. Victory Over Inconceivable Cowardly Experiences , Anthony works to elevate the stories of black women and girls, who are more likely to face sexual violence, research shows, yet less likely to speak out or be believed when they do. National statistics show that black women are more likely than other women to be raped , killed by a partner, or sexually abused as a child. Yet adults view black girls as less in need of protection than white girls, according to a study published by Georgetown Law. And a University of Michigan study found college students perceive black victims of sexual assault to be less believable and more responsible for their assault than white victims.
You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. Washington, DC US. End Rape on Campus EROC is a survivor advocacy organization dedicated to ending sexual violence through survivor support, public education, and policy and legislative reform. Due to limited research on sexual assault, including parameters by race, gender, sexuali orientation, etc. This could also be seen in the statistics of Latinx women. This study does not give clear parameters of race and includes White Hispanics and Latinos as one category.
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The night was near its end and it had been a glorious one for the two couples sitting in a car at the edge of a Tallahassee, Fla. The young black couples were wary. That concern turned into fear when the white men got out, pulled a gun on them and ordered them out of the car.
Just as black men were lynched, black women faced systemic sexual violence under Jim Crow. For Southern black women, the era of separate but equal was also a decades-long reign of white sexual terror. If Southern trees bore strange fruit, the homes and streets they shaded contained secrets that until recently have largely been swept over and ignored. The Rape of Recy Taylor , a documentary that opens in New York theaters Friday, concentrates some much-needed sunlight on this period of American history and the women who lived through it. Directed by Nancy Buirski, the woman behind both the narrative film Loving and the documentary The Loving Story , The Rape of Recy Taylor brings attention to a little-discussed but common reality for black women in the Jim Crow South: racially motivated rape by white men. Taylor lived in the small town of Abbeville, Alabama. In , when she was 24, Taylor was walking home from church when she was kidnapped, blindfolded and raped at gunpoint by six white men. Forced to beg for her life, Taylor promised to stay silent so she could go home to her husband and 9-month-old daughter. Left on the side of a dark country road, Taylor walked home and told her family about what happened. When the family turned to the police, they found no refuge.