The sistersovercomingandrising’s Podcast

Episode 16: Being a Black Woman in America: thoughts on the justice system

December 2, 2020

Ep 16: In this episode Dr. Stephanie talks to Georgetown law professor Tiffany Jeffers about her about what in means to be a Black women in a system that was never designed to protect people who look like her. She is an Associate Professor of Law, she has worked with police, victims, and witnesses who needed protection. Dr. Stephanie and Tiffany discuss the conflict Tiffany feels as an attorney sworn to uphold the law but at the same time knowing that the law is not designed to uphold her womanhood, her personhood or her livelihood just because she was born a little girl with melanated skin. They talk about VP Elect Kamala Harris and her record as a prosecutor and how Black women are often held to an impossible standard. The conversation lands in such a sweet space of how important self-care is and how our sisterhood is part of our self-care regimen.  The Professor is not only here to school us in this episode but leans into her vulnerability and helps us to do the same.

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