Color of Violence presents the fierce and vital writing of 33 visionary radical feminists of color. These writers not only investigate the intersecting ways in which violence and oppression exist in the lives of women of color and our communities, they also map innovative strategies of movement building and resistance used by women and trans people of color around the world. Of the many topics they address, Color of Violence asks us to consider that:
Color of Violence calls on both racial justice and anti-violence movements to collaboratively “develop strategies that challenge the criminal justice system and that also provide safety for survivors of sexual and domestic violence” (p. 223). Engaging the intersectional nature of violence against women of color, Color of Violence both expands the definition of violence against women and places women of color at the center of a movement to end oppression in all its forms. The writers in Color of Violence demand that we:
At a time of heightened state surveillance and repression of people of color,Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology is an essential intervention. And unlike most examinations of violence against women that recast them as “victims,” this pathbreaking collection highlights the work of survivors and activists in creating strategies of resistance.