Sadly and tragically, and unlike their male counterparts who die at the hands of police violence in disproportionate numbers, their names are too soon forgotten. According to data released by the Fatal Interactions with Police research project, disproportionality is true for Black women, too:
"It’s true that more men of all races are killed by the police than are women. But black women make up less than 10 percent of the population and 33 percent of all women killed by the police."While we desperately need to end to such rogue police violence, let's not also commit symbolic violence by invisibilizing their victims.