Content Warning: Sexual Assault
Earlier this week, R. Kelly was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking, a decision that should have come decades ago. Today's action is to read this article featuring the voices of Black women who share their perspectives and questions about whether this conviction represents a shift toward better treatment of Black women victims of sexual violence.
From the article:
“We needed a first trial, a video, a marriage license, a docuseries, a social media campaign, organizers in town — all just to get to this moment within the criminal legal system,” said Treva B. Lindsey, a professor at Ohio State University. “I don’t think that bodes well for the overall treatment of Black girls and women who’ve been sexually violated.”