For years, activists and researchers have called out how often people overlook Black women killed by the police in the United States.
“Violence towards Black girls and women has always received far too little
coverage, leaving the loved ones of countless victims of state-sanctioned
murder without justice,” said Arisha Hatch, the vice president and chief
of campaigns at Color Of Change, a nonprofit civil-rights group.
From February 2015 to March 2021, the police shot and killed at least 50
Black women, identified in police reports and by news outlets. The true
number might be higher. Several of these women had