- Aug 28, 2015
Outrage over Holtzclaw’s alleged crimes is muted because this country likes its black women and girls either invisible or for consumption; it always has. Nothing has changed but the weather.
Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting and raping 12 women and one underage girl while on duty, is on trial this week.
You may not know his name because his alleged victims are black. That fact has led to blink-or-you'll-miss-it mainstream-media coverage and either lukewarm interest or outright apathy from almost everyone who isn't also a black woman.