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

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Meghan Matt

Southern University Law Review

Date Written: April 15, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Matt, Meghan, The Intersection of Race and Rape: Viewed through the Prism of a Modern-Day Emmett Till (April 15, 2019). Meghan Matt, The Intersection of Race and Rape Viewed through the Prism of a Modern-Day Emmett Till, ABA Human Rights Magazine, December 2019 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3583607 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3583607

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