CeCe McDonald is facing the same charge as George Zimmerman
i’m just going to keep reblogging this.
Reblogging again for the petition link AGAIN, because it makes me really angry that this has been going on for so long and the petition still has less than 10,000 signatures. I feel like everyone has to know about CeCe McDonald right now, but clearly not.
Still reblogging. Still watching too many people not give a shit.
“Last summer, CeCe McDonald, a young African American transgender woman, was violently attacked in the heart of South Minneapolis. As she and several friends, also African American and queer or allied, were walking to the grocery store, a group of white adults standing outside of a bar started shouting racist and transphobic insults at them, calling the youth “faggots,” “niggers,” and “chicks with dicks”. Tragically, the violence did not stop there- one of the white adults slashed CeCe across the face with a broken bottle, cutting all the way through her cheek, and another of the attackers was fatally stabbed.
Amazingly, in the aftermath of this racist and transphobic attack, the only person facing charges is CeCe McDonald- the victim.”
I am SO SICK of this anti-Trans violence, but I am even more disgusted at how people respond to it. The police, the courts, the government, the media, the public, all acting as if someone deserved to be brutally attacked and murdered just because they don’t fit your fucking socially constructed gender binary.
Don’t make this all about cissexism.
Intersectionality is important. What is still being done to CeCe is about race.
The Criminal Justice system would not be targeting me, as a white trans woman, the way it targets her, as a Black trans woman. Hell, hate crime attackers target Black trans women more than white, because they know as well as anyone else that society looks out for white chicks. Yes, even if we’re trans.
I personally am upset because it took a YEAR AND A HALF for the non-Minneapolitan trans community to notice that CeCe is facing a ridiculously long prison sentence for a crime that in all probability she didn’t even commit.
In a just world, she’d be getting her diploma in three weeks, not fighting for her life in a courtroom.
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