Continuing on in her Black Lives Matter takeover series, Selena Gomez let Kimberlé Crenshaw take over! Crenshaw co-founded the African-American Policy Forum, hosts the Intersectionality Matters podcast, is a law professor and manages the Under The Blacklight series.
Crenshaw started the Say Her Name movement with the AAPF, promoting to not only mention African-American males who have been victims of police brutality but to also mention the names of females who have been as well.
While I am white, and will never fully understand what an African American woman goes through, I did feel this to a certain extent since I am a female.
To put it plainly: females get forgotten about.
Whether they get forgotten about in regards to their careers and their accomplishments or they go so far as to forget that this movement is about all black lives, which includes the lives of black females.
We need to say their names, too.
We need to say Breonna Taylor's name.
We need to say Eleanor Bumpurs' name.
We need to say Alberta Spruill's name.
Crenshaw reminded me, and so many others, that this isn't just about the black men who have lost their lives. It's about every black person who has unlawfully lost their life at the hands of police officers.
Don't just say his name, say her name, too.
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