The Intersection of Race and Rape: Viewed through the Prism of a Modern-Day Emmett Till
Meghan Matt, The Intersection of Race and Rape Viewed through the Prism of a Modern-Day Emmett Till, ABA Human Rights Magazine, December 2019
11 Pages Posted: 20 May 2020
Date Written: April 15, 2019
This Article explores the historical practice of exploiting and violating the bodies of African American women with impunity. The authors explores stories of modern-day Emmett Tills, specifically, how African American defendants accused of raping white women are treated differently under the law.
Keywords: Race, Rape, Civil Rights, Emmett Till, Angola, Criminal Law, Death Penalty
JEL Classification: K00, K10, K14, K19, K30, K39, K40, K41, K42, K49
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