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Sexual Assault and Women of Color

Denver Assault Survivors Law Firm

young african-american woman looking solemn | Denver Assault Survivors Law FirmOppression comes in many forms, and women of color may sometimes have two strikes against them as they battle not only sexism, but racism as well. The attitudes in the United States can make women of color especially susceptible to sexual violence—and can also make it difficult for these women to either receive equitable treatment in the U.S. court systems or to access support services. The issue is not as simple as being a female of color. Many of these women additionally have certain cultural or language barriers which make it very difficult for them to receive the help they need.

Further, in some ethnicities, families and cultures weave a very strong bond with these women, making it difficult to “tell” an authority figure about a sexual assault. It is also true that because of gender roles in other countries, some women of color may not even be aware they are experiencing abuse. According to the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, the victims of rape break out as follows:

  • Mixed race—24.4 percent
  • Asian or Pacific Islander—6.8 percent
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native—34.1 percent
  • African-American—18.8 percent
  • Latina—11.9 percent
  • Caucasian—17.9 percent

After reading those statistics, you may well believe that African American women are not victims of rape much more often than Caucasians. There is a caveat to this statistic, however. For every African American woman who reports being raped, there are fifteen more who do not report a rape. Although the percentage of rapes for Asian or Pacific Islander women seems relatively low, it is believed that the more traditional values of these two ethnicities tend to discourage the disclosure of such personal information.

While women of any color typically are sexually assaulted by a family member or intimate partner, this is not true for American Indian women and Alaska Native women. A staggering 70 percent of those who rape an American Indian or Alaska Native woman are non-native. American Indian women in particular are 3.5 times as likely to be the victim of rape and sexual assault than any other race in America.

Have you Been a Victim of Sexual Assault in Denver?

Gold Law Firm attorneys in ColoradoIf you are a survivor of sexual assault and are a woman of color, you may face an uphill battle when seeking justice against your attacker. Our Denver assault survivors law firm will fight aggressively to protect your rights. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.



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