Centers for Disease Control Prevention recently released an alarming report that suggests that Black women have the highest homicide rates of any other women in the United States. Looking at data from 18 states that included 10,018 female homicides committed between the years 2003 and 2014, CDC researchers found that Black women are killed at a rate of 4.4 per 100,000 people, indigenous women at a rate of 4.3 per 100,000; and other races (white, Latina and Asian) were between 1 and 2 per 100,000.
But it’s important to note that like sexual assault in our community, a large majority of homicides of Black women are committed by Black men.
Racism has been called a factor in the high rates of murder of Black women.
Why do you think murder rates are high for Black women? What should be done about it? Let us know what you think.
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