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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Domestic Violence in Communities of Color

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Published Date
April, 1999

This article explores the complexities of domestic violence in communities of color, and discusses the impact of intersecting oppressions. Excerpt: "One out of four American women becomes a victim of domestic violence during her lifetime; one in three African American men comes under the supervision of the police and courts before the age of 25. Sometimes these two realities create conflicting loyalties, especially for women of color, who desperately need solutions to both problems."