Abolition for the People

Breonna Taylor and Bearing Witness to Black Women’s Expendability

Why #SayHerName is crucial to the struggle for Black freedom

Like the murder of Emmett Till three generations ago, the police killing of Breonna Taylor and the legal judgment that lent it legitimacy may inspire a new generation to repudiate policing, illegitimate state power, and its legalized facilitation against Black bodies.

Kimberlé Crenshaw is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, and a Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School.

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