Black religious studies, misogynoir, and the matter of breonna taylor’s death

Ahmad Greene-Hayes*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article reflects on the matter of state-sanctioned death in Black religious studies, with the murder of Breonna Taylor as its central focus. It examines how scholars of Black religion engage with the issues of state-sanctioned murder, antiblackness, and misogynoir, and it endeavors to underscore ways for Black male* scholars of Black religion to respond to the religious experiences and deaths of Black women and Black people of all gendered experiences. This article’s central claim is that if Black male* scholars of Black religion continue to underscore how Black religion has been a catalyst for Black liberation without attention to how cisheteropatriarchy functions as antiblackness, then we ultimately will be unable to speak the name of Breonna Taylor in earnest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number621
JournalReligions
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Afropessimism
  • Antiblackness
  • Black men
  • Black religion
  • Breonna Taylor
  • Death
  • Gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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