Protecting Black Girl Genius

On the Feminist Wire, Salamishah Tillet writes that 2012 was the year of the black girl, but also was not without society's attempts to tarnish the joy.


Salamishah Tillet is a rape survivor and co-founder of A Long Walk Home, a nonprofit that uses art to end violence against girls and women. She is also an associate professor of English studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Sites of Slavery: Citizenship, Racial Democracy, and the Post-Civil Rights Imagination. She is working on a book about civil rights icon Nina Simone.

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