We’ve talked a lot about race in America this year. Between the seemingly endless police shootings that have turned so many into hashtags and the subject of protest marches, and the increasingly polarized rhetoric, we’ve engaged in far more discussions about race and racism in 2015. However, the focus has been decidedly male.
Police brutality, mass incarceration, and profiling all affect Black women and girls and yet our experiences and perspectives are often lacking in discussions.
But things are changing.
As a part of the the New York Times short documentary series Op-Doc, featuring conversations on race, filmmakers trained their lens on a diverse group of Black women to get their take on “the negative emotional impact of racist attitudes on black women’s lives.”
Take a look.