Tag Archives: Hate Crime

Ignorance breeds violence

Tweet Cross Posted from Civilized Notions. As a member of a society that is compelled to label all humans like inanimate products on grocery store shelves, I define myself as a middle-aged, cissexual woman, and with that title comes no particular insight or expertise surrounding the topics of gender or gender identity. My thoughts are [...]
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“I will do what it takes”: On Charlie Rogers and Activism Gone Awry

Tweet A SYTYCB entry On July 18, Charlie Rogers, a former University of Nebraska women’s basketball player, posted the following update on her Facebook profile: So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what [...]
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Teona Brown gets a nickel: it’s not enough and it’s too much

TweetA few weeks ago, Teona Brown, the lead perpetrator in the attack on transwoman Chrissy Lee Polis at a Baltimore area McDonalds, got 5 years in prison. The other, a 14-year-old girl, plead guilty and was sentenced to a juvenile facility. Prosecutors say hate was clearly the motivation for the attack. “I don’t really care [...]
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From Pridesource: Modern Day Hate Crime in Detroit

"Hi, my name is Justin Alesna, I'm 23 years old and a resident of Detroit, Michigan. On the evening of March 7, 2011, I was attacked in a convenience store of a BP gas station."
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