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Connections: Discussing how racial disparities affect rates of domestic violence

Jun 15, 2021

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: