Angela Davis Intersectional Analysis

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Angela Davis, a radical black leader from the 1960’s who was involved in the Black Panther Party and the Communist Party of USA, being treated with unfairness because of her part in the takeover of a California courtroom where Davis being charged with 4 murdered and kidnapped. The intersectionality is defined as a type of analysis that takes into account two or more identity categories such as not limited to race, class, gender, sexuality, ability/disability, religion and nationality, but for this essay is also to show the intersectionality is used for sexual abuse, gender, nationality and race because she was involved with the Black Panther Party in the prison with women who was also being sexual abused, fight for political to change the…show more content…
Prison systems, jails, youth facilities and state as well as Immigration. Those are the numbers in the country that compares which we confirm that we are in the state of crisis. The ideal of mass incarceration is an issue, like one that has ceased to show signs of stopping any time soon, according to Criminologist Elliot Currie. After I review the textbook, I understand the rates of incarceration has been raised due to the period after World War II, it was not many because of low women in the 1977 and until today there are more increases since 2010, it was a lot of difference between in the past and present of both sexes. In fact, the amount people arrested Today Due to Their race, gender, or social standpoint, could be in direct correlation to The historical corruptness That was The foundation of This country for many years. While looking further into The Topic at hand I will analyze The works of Angela Davis that provide contrasting Topics yet similar views on mass incarceration as a whole in Terms of gender and racial profiling. In the work by “How Gender Structures the Prison System”, I analyzed how Davis gives insight on not only women in prison but the oppression of colored women as a whole dating back to times of…show more content…
But the research so far shows that an overwhelming majority of women in the juvenile justice system have experienced sexual abuse. Davis mentioned, on the sexual abuse that is experienced by women in the prison system in California, before and after they enter the system. According to Assata Shakur’s status as a black political prisoner in her handwritten, “In the history of New Jersey, none of woman pretrial detainee or prisoner has ever been treated as she was, continuously confined in a men's prison, under twenty-four-hour surveillance of her most intimate functions, without intellectual sustenance, adequate medical attention, and exercise, and without the company of other women for all the years she was in their custody.” A major problem and factor in our juvenile justice system and our prison system is that women and women are being sexually abused in prisons, and if they aren’t, the standard practices of those systems have the potential to retraumatize victims. Strip searching, for example, is standard practice for adult prisons but on a case-by-case basis in the juvenile justice system. Being stripped searched can be retraumatizing for victims of sexual
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