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deepcotton57821:

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

I think that in the same way that black women are often left out of the conversation about police brutality because of sexism/misogynoir, trans women are excluded because of transphobia and transmisogynoir in the black community.

deepcotton57821:

jcoleknowsbest:

thebigblackwolfe:

The fact that trans women have just been completely booted out of this conversation on police brutality smfh…

In 2008, a black trans woman was severely beaten by police and was preparing to sue the Memphis Police Department. She was killed execution style shortly after and no one has yet to be arrested.. Her name was Duanna Johnson. Remember her name…

I think that in the same way that black women are often left out of the conversation about police brutality because of sexism/misogynoir, trans women are excluded because of transphobia and transmisogynoir in the black community.

“Which cases galvanize activists into action, and which are ignored completely? In the wake of the Jena 6, Troy Davis, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, and other high profile cases, I have taken note of the patterns that structure political appeals, particularly the way
innocence becomes a necessary precondition for the launching of anti-racist political campaigns. These campaigns often center on prosecuting and harshly punishing the individuals responsible for overt and locatable acts of racist violence, thus positioning the State and the criminal justice system as an ally and protector of the oppressed.”

– Against Innocence: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Safety (via ninjabikeslut)