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Vigil Held For Islan Nettles, Black Trans Woman Killed in Harlem

Mourners gathered in Harlem on Thursday night to remember Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old trans woman who was beaten to death last week. Nettles was walking with friends on August 17 when she was confronted by a group of men. Once the men realized that Nettles and her friends were trans, they verbally and physically assaulted them. The attack happened one block away from a local police station.

Nettles died days later at Harlem Hospital after she was declared brain dead.

Thursday’s vigil was organized by Nettles’ mother, Delores Nettles, and several New York City LGBT organizations, including Harlem Pride, Gay Men of African Descent, and NYC Black Pride. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and several City Councilmen were also involved. Some of the city’s mayoral candidates, including Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, and Bill de Blasio, also attended.

“My baby can’t come back, my baby can’t go to school or to work like she wanted to, and it’s not fair,” Delores Nettles told the crowd.

This is heartbreaking and shows why intersections matter, y’all. 

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June 23, 1982: Vincent Chin dies.

On June 19, thirty years ago, a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin was confronted by two white autoworkers in a strip club (where Chin was celebrating his bachelor party). The two men, Ronald Ebens and his stepson Michael Nitz, blamed Chin for continuing unemployment; Ebens reportedly yelled “It’s because of you little motherfuckers that we’re out of work!”, in reference to the competing American and Japanese auto industries.

Later that day, the two men cornered Chin outside a McDonald’s, where they beat him with a baseball bat. Chin was knocked unconscious; he died four days later in a hospital, at age twenty-seven. Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to second-degree murder. They were fined $3,000 dollars and sentenced to three years probation. 

Other links: 

Why Vincent Chin Matters - The New York Times

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“lol, how am I a racist if I’m dating a POC?”

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“lol, how am I a racist if I’m dating a POC?”

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