Activism and Social Justice

2 Activism and Social Justice articles categorized as: Racism

Scott Sisters: Mississippi Justice
by NAACP and Solitary Watch

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Last year NAACP campaigned a petition to help free the Scott sisters. They were freed, but still face many challenges. See the petition and a current story on the release of the Scott sisters as well as links to more information about their story.

How the Criminal Justice System Uses Domestic Violence Programs Against Native Women
by Andrea Smith

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In this long article, Smith discusses criminal justice responses to Native American women’s experiences of violence, questioning the effectiveness of relying on the state for responses to violence given the overwhelming evidence of continuing state violence towards Native American communities. In Part Two, Smith then discusses alternative responses to violence. Smith concludes in Part Three with an overview of effective organizing campaigns working to end both state and interpersonal violence against women of color.