As Black women faculty who have watched and shared with students the 2015 film The Hunting Ground, which exposed rape culture and crimes on U.S. college campuses, we are appalled at the lack of attention the case of serial rapist Officer Daniel Holtzclaw has received by the national and higher education media. Officer Holtzclaw raped and assaulted 13 Black women who range in ages from 17 to 58 and received a 263-year sentence. As we rejoice on this verdict, we must ask: Is the rape of 13 Black women not a social justice issue? What does the Daniel Holtzclaw case tell us about racist, sexist silence on college campuses?
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- African American Policy Forum Demands Justice for Holtzclaw Survivors (The Root)
- How Police Caught The Cop Who Allegedly Sexually Abused Black Women (BuzzFeed)
- Victims describe assaults by convicted ex-Oklahoma City cop Daniel Holtzclaw (CNN)
- How Title IX Failed These Black Women Who Spoke Out About Their Rape Allegations (The Huffington Post)
- Another Challenge on Campus Sexual Assault: Getting Minority Students to Report It (AACRAO)
- Why are black women less likely to report rape? (City Paper)