Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape

Surviving the Silence Black Women s Stories of Rape It opens with the author s harrowing and courageous account of her rape and includes the stories of the author s own family s response plus the voices of black men who have supported rape survivors

  • Title: Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape
  • Author: Charlotte Pierce-Baker
  • ISBN: 9780393320459
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • It opens with the author s harrowing and courageous account of her rape and includes the stories of the author s own family s response, plus the voices of black men who have supported rape survivors.

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    1. "There is an uncanny silence surrounding the trauma of black rape." - Charlotte Pierce-Baker, author"We all have free will, but when it comes to black men, all of a sudden everybody blames us -black women- for what goes wrong in our rae. Allof a sudden black men are not responsible for themselves. We have to be responsible for them. Then we're blamed when they go to white women; we're blamed when they kill each other. We're not valued as people to the same degree that other people are valued. Ev [...]

    2. necessary for men and women alikeI enjoyed this book. I realize that is not necessarily a term often applied to trauma and true crime novels, but it is my truth and I am telling it. I experienced rape and have friends who've survived it as well. Some still struggle with the victimization. Others function efficiently, just as Pierce-Baker described.There will, in my mind, never be a time where rape is wholly eliminated, but I am confident that just opening the dialogue in the black community will [...]

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