CeCe McDonald, a trans woman of color is in the midst of a 41 month prison sentence for defending herself against a violent, racist and transphobic attack in Minnesota which resulted in the death of one of her attackers. Actress Laverne Cox is portraying an incarcerated trans woman in Orange is the New Black. Through a powerful in prison interview, and investigative filmmaking. This film confronts the issue of transphobia and the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color.
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party fought against the white supremacist South African state in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Last post about this, but I actually want to say, I normally won’t spell out a slur unless I’m “quoting” a bigot (or a hypothetical bigot). It just feels weird to say a slur repeatedly and it reminds me too much of those Louis C.K. worshiping white guys who get sO exciTeD to have a chance to say a…
even if you are a poc, if you’re not black then you really just shouldn’t be using that slur
Well, duh. But there’s a huge difference between using a slur and mentioning it when quoting a racist. I really don’t see why this is hard to understand, unless you’re just jumping into this discussion late.
i just saw the post everyone was referring too and it’s a mess tbh but personally i’d use asterisks or hyphens if i were gonna quote her since she did actually use them??