#SayHerName is another social movement that raises awareness for Black female victims of police brutality; however, Breyonna Taylor’s story seemed to be overlooked in these movements and almost ignored by the media.
At times, a Black woman’s presence and protest of mistreatment are met with deadly force from police officers.
Black women are often left out of the national narrative as it pertains to police brutality.
Kimberle Crenshaw, Director of Columbia Law School Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, contends, “Although Black women are routinely killed, raped, and beaten by the police, their experiences are rarely foregrounded in popular understandings of police brutality,” said Crenshaw, “Yet, the inclusion of Black women’s experiences in social movements, media narratives, and policy demands around policing and police brutality is critical to effectively combatting racialized state violence for Black communities and other communities of color.”
When Black women who are impacted by police violence are left out of the national narrative, it is difficult to educate the public about it.