By Beth E. Richie
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B’s experiences of state violence, offers us a way to broaden our understanding of violence against women of color and to problematize the evolution of anti-violence work in the United States. That is the goal of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation. The Book This book is an attempt to provide a context for understanding women like Tanya, Ms. B, and the New Jersey 4 and, ultimately, the thousands of other Black women who find themselves socially marginalized and invisible in very dangerous circumstances.
First, the negative environmental condition is chronic instead of episodic, and the hostility and tension that arise are beyond what is considered normal in domestic relationships. Second, the dominant partner intentionally uses the behaviors that create a hostile social environment to disorient, terrify, or otherwise disadvantage the less powerful partner. A key dimension of how a hostile social environment works is that it goes against hegemonic expectations of domestic life. That is, there is not only a direct emotional effect (feelings of fear and humiliation) but also an indirect effect (feelings that one is “outside of the norm” or “in a crazy relationship”).
B’s experience, and what happened to the New Jersey 4 in Greenwich Village and the courtroom. Here, I rely on Black feminist theory to show how Black women are abused and imperiled by the collusion of mainstream feminist dogma and conservative social policy. I argue that conservative rhetoric, punishment ideology, and crime policies have skewed the framework used to understand the violence against Black women in low-income communities, making it virtually invisible to mainstream policymakers, service providers, and the media.
Arrested Justice : Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation. by Beth E. Richie