Loret­ta J. Ross is an activist, author and uni­ver­si­ty pro­fes­sor with a 45-year his­to­ry work­ing in social jus­tice move­ments that focus on white suprema­cy, human rights and fem­i­nism. She is the co-founder and for­mer nation­al coor­di­na­tor for Sis­ter­Song Women of Col­or Repro­duc­tive Jus­tice Col­lec­tive, a nation­al coali­tion of 80+ women of col­or and allied repro­duc­tive jus­tice orga­ni­za­tions head­quar­tered in Atlanta. Ross research­es and writes exten­sive­ly on African-Amer­i­can women and abor­tion. She has co-authored three books on repro­duc­tive justice.
Eugenics Behind Bars
Nearly four decades after the practice was outlawed, people in California women's prisons have still been sterilized without their consent.