Is the US Legal System Not Setup in Any Way to Help Black Victims of Sexual Violence?

Executive Summary

  • Black women claim that the US legal system is not set up to help them when victims of sexual violence.
  • We analyze the accuracy of this claim.


It was interesting to see black women in a video on the topic of Russell Simmons blaming the US legal system for not providing them with protection against sexual violence. The assertion immediately seemed strange, and so we thought we would investigate this claim.

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Who is Russell Simmons?

Russell Simmons is a prominent black music industry producer. According to accusations, he is something of a Harvey Weinstein, although to a less egregious degree.

The multiple women who have accused Russell Simmons of raping them are highly credible. Russell Simmons was a bit a con man. He showed that a person who enjoyed yoga and talking about achieving inner peace and tranquility could also be a likely serial rapist. 

…and that one could also enjoy a vegan lifestyle while serially using your position to rape your employees. 

Accurately Blaming The US Legal System

In the documentary about Russel Simmons, who multiple women have accused of rape, a claim is made about the rape of black women by black men is partly because they are not protected the same way by the US legal system.


The following quote by another black woman is at the 1:11 minute mark.

It is enraging that you are more likely to be harmed, and yet fewer people are going to believe you. Fewer people are going to help you. The system does not appear any way to be set up to help you.

Black Women Are The Most Likely Women to be Raped in the US

Yes, black women are far more likely to be the victims of rape than any other race. However, it is exceedingly rare for different racial groups to rape black women. This higher likelihood of being raped entirely comes from the far higher propensity black men are to rape, including raping black women and raping women from all other races.

As far as fewer people being “willing to believe you,” — this is again a feature of the black culture where you are told not to “make a fuss about things” and the general high acceptance of criminal behavior. This is not whites who are less likely to believe blacks. If whites and other non-black races are as racist as blacks tend to propose, wouldn’t a non-white be more willing to believe an accusation of rape by a black man? It seems the racism by non-blacks ebbs and flows purely depending upon when it suits the particular narrative the black interviewee is presenting at the time.

Is the US Legal System Both Rigged Against Black Men, The Same System That Lets Black Men Off the Hook for Rape?

As for fewer people being willing to help black women, this may be true because most blacks live in black areas, where police coverage usually is lower (often at the requests of the black community itself, which tends to dislike police); however, black women can report rape as can women of other races — and there is no evidence presented that rapes by black men are less likely to be prosecuted than rapes by men of other races. Also, doesn’t this contradict the assertion that the justice system is rigged against black men? Now, under this proposal, when black women are the victims of rape, black men are less likely to be prosecuted?

How can this be true?

The assertion is just the opposite — that blacks and black men specifically are over-criminalized. This is now the second time the racism proposal has conveniently switched sides.

This quote from a third black woman comes in the 1:11:30 mark.

At least four black women blame or partially blame Russell Simmons, a very powerful and wealthy black promoter, raped and sexually harassed women over decades on slavery).

We are not entering into America’s history with any type of protection. And that has a lot to do wth our history from the Atlantic slave trade.

This quote is strangely worded. Furthermore, the topic of the documentary is Russell Simmons. Rape is illegal in all 50 states and can be reported in all 50 states, and it will be followed up in all 50 states. Defense attorneys do drag women’s names through the mud — but that is done to women of all races.

Comparing Harvey Weinstein to Russell Simmons

White women finally came forward against Harvey Weinstein, they did not report these rapes or alleged rapes to the police out of fear for their career, and these were predominantly white women, and thus their ancestors were not part of the Atlantic Slave Trade. The sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein went on for the same reason it continued for decades with Russell Simmons — fear of the power of the individual. But that is not a limitation of the US courts. That is a limitation of corporate America and the concentration of power around influential people/men. And it appeared to work in the same way with Harvey Weinstein, Russell Simmons, and Bill Cosby, incidentally. How is the US justice system supposed to do its job if it is not made aware of the incidents in the first place?

Therefore, the protection was there, but the victims did not use it. (and as we will see — the protections for rape victims are far higher in a country like the US than in African countries). Women in Africa dream of having United States level protections against rape.

Overall, this has just about zero to do with slavery, the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, or any other thing that could be pointed to related to black-white relations. Again, all of the women Russell Simmons raped were black — and Russell Simmons is also black. The judicial system which was set up to stop this type of thing was not alerted to the activities of Russell Simmons.

How Black Women Have One of the Lowest Propensities to Report Rape to Authorities

And a similar quote was found in the case of Megan Thee Stallion, a famous rapper and a woman who was shot in both feet by her boyfriend during an argument.

Megan Thee Stallion Says She’s ‘Hurt’ and ‘Traumatized’ After Being Shot: ‘Black Women Are So Unprotected’

However, how did the overall society unprotect her?

Let us read the facts of her case to find out.

The incident has been buzzed about for weeks, with Megan Thee Stallion on social media talking about the “super scary” shooting and thanking her fans for their support. But until Thursday, the artist, who is enjoying chart-topping success with fellow rapper Cardi B for their single “WAP,” had not named the person she says shot her. She explained in her video that she was fearful of telling police what really happened because of police-involved shootings of Black people.”You think I’m about to tell police that we … us, Black people, got a gun in the car?” she said. “You want me to tell the law that we got a gun in the car so that they can shoot all of us up.” – CNN

So first, as we have covered previously, very few blacks are killed by police. Although Megan is only 25 years old, she probably does not know this as the media tells her that the Black Lives Matter claims are true. In fact, they are not true as we cover in the article Why the Claims by Black Lives Matter on Police Shootings Are False. However, there is protection for Megan, but it comes in the form of law enforcement. As with the Russell Simmons, Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein cases, law enforcement must be made aware of illegal activities (such as being shot in both feet) for them to provide protection.

“On July 24, our office asked law enforcement for further investigation before making a filing decision on a charge of felony assault with a semiautomatic firearm — personal use of a firearm, against Daystar Peterson,” he said. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer William Cooper told CNN on Friday: “At this point I have not received any new information from the officers regarding the investigation.” – CNN

Is Megan going to cooperate with the police? Is she afraid of being shot by police long after the event, when they also take her statement? If Megan wants protection — she needs to avail herself of the legal system. There is no other protection for her — unless she uses her own weapon during these types of arguments. Also, recall that nearly all of the violence against black women is perpetrated by black men. Yet, black women seem to blame the larger society rather than black men. That is how deep black tribalism is.

How Black Women Have Been Struggling to Blame Overall Society and Call It Racism

US blacks have been struggling mightily for some time to figure out a way to blame their own cultural problems with rape, on the broader white community. They have not found a successful strategy to do this. One of the ways they hide the high levels of assault by black men is by declaring their assaults, but by being very careful to never mention the race of the person who assaulted them. Their preference obviously would be to be able to point the finger at other races for assaulting them, and then discuss how this is due to endemic white supremacy, which would allow for race scamming.

The only problem with this is that it is very infrequent for other races to rape or even harass black women. However, it is very common for black men to sexually assault white women.

When Oprah Winfrey began producing a documentary on the rape allegations against Russell Simmons, she was threatened by many in the black community as it reinforced “racial stereotypes” about black men. She was told to not embarrass the black community by bringing down a powerful black man. Oprah promptly cratered to the pressure and took her name off of the documentary.

So who is not providing victims of sexual violence with protection, is that US law enforcement or the black community itself that appears to be much more tolerant of rape?

What is the Actual Black Violent Crime Level

The claims about black mistreatment by the US criminal justice system fall apart when one observes the enormously high violent crime level of blacks versus all other racial groups.

In every single presentation by blacks about how they are victimized by sexual or other violence, I can’t recall a single time where black culture was ever blamed.


This video presents no evidence that the US legal system does not provide equal treatment for sexual violence. All of the women interviewed left out the far higher propensity of black men to engage in sexual harassment and sexual violence and the far lower propensity of black women to report sexual harassment or sex crimes.