Penn. Law Professor Dorothy Roberts gives presentation |


By Ryan Rosenberger
Torch Correspondent

Dorothy Roberts speaks at RU. Photo courtesy of Roosevelt CAS Twitter

Professor and author Dorothy Roberts gave a presentation at Roosevelt University commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of her book entitled “Killing The Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty” on March 29.

In the book, Roberts asserts that the reproductive rights of black women have historically been under attack due to due to institutional race and gender discrimination. Roberts used historical examples dating all the way back to slavery to support her case.

Upon reflecting on the time period in which she was wrote the book, Roberts said she had mixed emotions. On one hand, she was discouraged at the fact that all of the big issues that she wrote…

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