CeCe McDonald Still In Jail

[Content note: Racism, trans* phobia, violence, rape]

This seems to me like as good a time as any to remind folks that CeCe McDonald is still in jail.

Two years ago, McDonald and her friends were attacked on a Minneapolis street by people yelling racist, homophobic, and transphobic slurs. One of the attackers stabbed McDonald in the cheek, leaving her with stitches. One of her attackers died after being stabbed with a pair of scissors, although McDonald and her attackers differ in their accounts of what happened.

CeCe McDonald is black.

CeCe McDonald is a woman.

CeCe McDonald is trans*.

While one of her attackers was charged with assault and sentenced to 6 months in jail, CeCe McDonald was charged with second degree intentional homicide. McDonald pled down to a manslaughter charge, and is currently serving 41 months in jail. In a men's jail.

I've seen a lot of the people in the media (and otherwise) imply that what happened in George Zimmerman's trial a) had nothing to do with race, and b) was largely a function of Florida's conservative laws. I call bullshit.


For more information on how you can support CeCe, click here.

Thanks to @crunkfeminists for the reminder.

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