July 16, Articles The Intersection of Race and Rape Viewed through the Prism of a Modern-Day Emmett Till An exploration of the historical practice of exploiting and violating the bodies of African American women with impunity and how African American defendants accused of raping white women are treated differently under the law. Fourteen-year-old Emmett was murdered in , but his name and his story still conjure emotions today. This modern Emmett Till was convicted as a teenager and is presently serving a year sentence in Louisiana for the attempted rape of two white teenage girls in the s. We wish to disrupt a disturbing narrative surrounding the intersection of race and rape—specifically, how African American defendants accused of raping white women and African American women raped by white men are treated differently under the law.
The Intersection of Race and Rape Viewed through the Prism of a Modern-Day Emmett Till
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Missionaries from especially Portugal, France, Britain, and Germany came under the premise of converting the locals to Christianity, according to accounts. Some of them stayed true to their mission while others, however, aided in the colonization of the people. Postcards sent to Europe during this period mostly featured prominently nude or semi-nude African women and girls in alluring and inviting postures. These postcards dwelt on the European male fantasy that unlike their prim and proper wives in Europe, African women were sexually promiscuous to attract volunteers to Africa.
Plot[ edit ] In colonial era South Africa, a professional safari guide leads two white men and their troupe on an elephant hunt through the African veldt. When the group intrudes on a local tribe's territory, some natives accost them, expecting to be bought off with gifts. Although the guide advises his client to be courteous, warning "they could give us a bad time," the client refuses to offer anything and insults the natives, sending them away empty-handed.