Analysis Of At The Dark End Of The Street

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The reinterpretation and rewriting of the Civil Rights Era would chronicle the fight for black liberation and the shifting perception of black women to activists, organizers, and as human. The intentional use of sexual violence on black women during the Civil Rights Era reemphasized the notions that black women are not the owners of their bodies, that black women would be faced with devastating opposition from the police and the court, and that the support of black men meant silencing their narratives. Danielle L. McGuire, author of “At the Dark End of the Street”, exposes coercive, interracial sex during the Civil Rights Era. Presently, everyday another woman came shared their experience of being sexually assaulted against one of many white, male celebrities. As I follow the stories of those women and sexual violence cases, I cannot help but think about if more black women have been sexually assaulted and have crippling fear of sharing their narrative. The …show more content…
The Civil Rights Movement and the Stonewall Riots occurred simultaneously and for black, trans and queer women I would assume they felt pressure to decide what movement catered to their identity the most. With the Stonewall Riots fueling the LGBT Rights movement, it also was whitewashed and disregarded the intersectionality of those queer and trans of color. BlackLivesMatter validates, embraces, and advocates on behalf of all black-identifying womxn, but I wonder if black activists (women and men) of the Civil Rights Movement intentionally refrained from supporting black, trans women in cases of sexual assault. Anti-blackness and homophobia, both factors of white supremacy, All in all, the exclusion of their narratives alongside the racist, unjust judicial system (police and courts) withheld the dominance and division that white supremacy inflicts on the Black

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