Rebecca Traister – “Michael Dunn Compared Himself to a Rape Victim” | The New Republic

“Crystal Feimster, the Yale historian and author of Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, explained it this way by phone: ‘There’s a long narrative in which white men who feel threatened by black men, in terms of economic power, political power, or even feeling that they might be physically assaulted—whether that feeling is real or imagined—link that black male power to sexuality, because black men have always been demonized as sexually bestialized figures.’”

via Michael Dunn Compared Himself to a Rape Victim | The New Republic.

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Rebecca Traister – “Michael Dunn Compared Himself to a Rape Victim” | The New Republic

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