April is Sexual Assault Awareness’ Month. In conjunction with the wearing red to end sexual assault, we will also wear red to represent the many types of violence that women of color endure and how these various types of violence are interconnected. I’m glad that this may increase awareness about this ever increasing social problem but I hope it doesn’t have the undesirable side effect of causing us to only worry about them for 30 out of 365 days a year.
This documentary investigates a little-known period of ethnic cleansing in the United States: Roughly 1860 to 1920, when several counties and cities across the United States, including Forsyth County (Remember when Oprah went there?), Georgia, Pierce City, Missouri, and Washington County, Indiana, purged their black residents through violence and intimidation