"In the US, the scant media coverage on the trial of former Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who is accused of sexual assaulting 13 black women, is just one example of the deafening silence and apathy around violence toward black women. Only a few op-eds on websites covering the African American community have led the charge and asked, where is the outrage?
Some scholars and activists maintain that what’s missing are in-depth statistics regarding women and girls victimized by police. For others, the oversight is part of a broader problem: the media’s failure to provide a detailed context of how racism affects black women.
But all agree the core problem is the lack of acknowledgment that an offense has even been committed.