Black Women and the #MeToo Movement

This program will examine how race influences which sexual abusers do and don't face consequences for their misdeeds.


Black women have played prominent roles in responding to sexual harassment, yet their experiences are regularly relegated to the sidelines, delegitimized, and dismissed. Panelists will examine how race influences which sexual abusers do and don't face consequences for their misdeeds. They will compare the outrage about Harvey Weinstein, whose victims were primarily white, with the relative indifference toward R. Kelly, whose victims are primarily black.

Panelists:

  • Kenyette Tisha Barnes
  • Stephanie Jones-Rogers
  • Rashida Jones
  • Dee Barnes
  • Jamilah Lemieux

Moderated by Kimberlé Crenshaw

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