Christine Stone is an advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment. She is a contributing author to Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay (White Cloud Press 2015), due to be released in August 2015. Christine lives in Pittsburgh with her husband Andy and two tenacious teenage daughters.
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December 8, 2015
I'm remembering how Sandra Bland, an African American woman in her late twenties, was pulled over by Trooper Brian Encinia, a white police officer, for not signaling a lane change. Some facts are clear: Sandra was less than a mile from the Prairie View A&M University, her alma mater where she had just accepted a new job as a college outreach coordinator. This routine traffic stop escalated into a physical altercation between Sandra Bland and Officer Encinia. She was charged with a felony and spent the weekend in jail. On Monday, she was found dead in her jail cell. She is one of many...