Racialization and Racism

Of serial murder and true crime: Some preliminary thoughts on black feminist research praxis and the implications of settler colonialism

There is much to be gained by thinking about the correspondence between native genocide and serialized black death and how those phenomena are enacted upon the bodies of women and girls who are made especially vulnerable by their socioeconomic positionings. Whatever the debates we will continue to have about the theoretical relationships, or lack thereof, between black feminism, settler colonial studies, and their adjacent fields of analysis and inquiry, the routinized forms of violence to which black and native women are disproportionately subjected every single day suggests the need for a “process of relation” (King et al., 2020: 2) that will enable meaningful conversations that will not just produce more theory, but will also save more lives.

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