Jul 13, - Sexual violence affects Black women at high rates. More than 20 percent of Black women are raped during their lifetimes—a higher share than. U.S. DOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 4 in 10 black women have been subjected to intimate partner violence in their. Objectives. •Brief historical overview of sexual assault and how it shapes the contemporary experiences of Black women. •Discuss the characteristics of Black.