Enhancing services and supports to older African American survivors
This article is from NCALL
“Older African Americans experience crime and violence at the intersection of race, age, class and other identities. White supremacy doctrine and structural oppressions are omnipresent within social institutions in the United States and they are replicated within our social systems, including in the movement to end domestic violence. These barriers impede the capacity of many mainstream victim services advocates and domestic violence programs to effectively support older African American survivors.
Some key strategies for enhancing services and supports to older African American survivors include: 1) building racial literacy, 2) moving beyond colorblindness, and 3) learning and unlearning.”