Our efforts to combat police violence must expand to address the experiences of all Black people. An intersectional, Black feminist perspective—one that recognizes that categories such as race, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation are not mutually exclusive—demands the inclusion of Black women and girls, transgender and not transgender, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual—in the dominant discourse around police violence. When the lives of marginalized Black women are centered, a clearer picture of structural oppressions emerges. No analysis of state violence against Black bodies can be complete without including all Black bodies within its frame.
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