Excerpts from the Book

The War on Drugs Is a War on Women of Color

In Longreads: Women of color are disproportionately targeted by the war on drugs and broken windows policing. [READ MORE]

Andrea J. Ritchie on Why We Need a World Without Police

In Colorlines: In this selection from her new book “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color,” Ritchie breaks down the historical and contemporary factors that contribute to state sanctioned violence against women of color—and what it really means to be free. [READ MORE]

This Is How Women Of Color Are Affected By Police Brutality

In HuffPost Women: “We often overlook the violence that family members face as they struggle for answers and accountability.” [READ MORE]

Mental Illness Is not a Capital Crime

In Literary Hub: On the disproportionate impact of police violence on women of color.  [READ MORE]

The violent policing of Black motherhood: How and why cops target mothers of color

In Salon: "She had told the officers she was pregnant when they first took out the taser."  [READ MORE]

Communities Need to Reduce Violence Against Women of Color Without Police

In Truthout: In the following excerpt from Invisible No More, Andrea J. Ritchie discusses how police often respond to complaints of violence by exacerbating violence against women of color, and the alternatives to calling the police that some anti-violence organizers have developed. [READ MORE]

How black women's bodies are violated as soon as they enter school

In The Guardian: In the final part of our series on policing in America, writer Andrea J. Ritchie documents how girls of color as young as five are exposed to routine humiliation by police officers. [READ MORE]

Communities Need to Reduce Violence Against Women of Color Without Police

In Truthout: In the following excerpt from Invisible No More, Andrea J. Ritchie discusses how police often respond to complaints of violence by exacerbating violence against women of color, and the alternatives to calling the police that some anti-violence organizers have developed. [READ MORE]