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Domestic violence affects all — but the poor have fewer resources to escape it

Domestic violence affects all — but the poor have fewer resources to escape it

Thanks to Marylou Yam for her commentary suggesting "The NFL could become a leader in domestic violence prevention" (Jan. 14). Her warning that the Mueller Report absolving NFL officials for not seeing the video of Ray Rice assaulting Janay Rice should not be the focus of our concern is well placed. I agree that the need to provide services and support to abused women must be the focus, as well as the need for all people — first responders to fans — to not let this issue die. However, the fact that domestic violence affects women across all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic lines must not allow us to forget that it is worse in all disadvantaged communities. As...

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