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Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse

Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0814767306

Cover of Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse 08 (ISBN 978-0814767306)
ISBN13: 978-0814767306
ISBN10: 0814767303
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: New York University Press
Published: 2008
International: No

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Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0814767306

Hillary Potter

ISBN13: 978-0814767306
ISBN10: 0814767303
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: New York University Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Contrary to the stereotype of the ?strong Black woman,? African American women are more plagued by domestic violence than any other racial group in the United States. In fact, African American women experience intimate partner violence at a rate of 35% higher than White women and about two and a half times more than women of other races and ethnicities. This common portrayal can hinder Black women seeking help and support simply because those on the outside don?t think help is needed. Yet, as Hillary Potter argues in Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse, this stereotype often helps these African American women to resist and to verbally and physically retaliate against their abusers. Thanks to this generalization, Potter observes, Black women are less inclined to label themselves as ?victims? and more inclined to fight back.

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