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Connections: Discussing how racial disparities affect rates of domestic violence


According to the Women of Color Network, approximately four out of every ten non-Hispanic Black women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. Racial disparities in economics, education, criminal justice – as well as cultural factors – contribute to those rates. They also lead to challenges when it comes to victims seeking and accessing support services.

This hour, we discuss how racial disparities and social determinants affect rates of domestic violence, and our guests weigh in on what they would like to see in terms of support and resources. In studio:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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