Saturday, April 23, 2011

Comment and Up Date : McDees Beating

Up Date : McDees Beating

Police said a 14-year-old girl has been charged as a juvenile in the beating, while charges are still pending against an 18-year-old woman. The woman declined to be interviewed, said 11 News reporter Sheldon Dutes.

The comments coming in at other sites have been very interesting.
There are many that are viewing this as a race issue. 
A high percentage of the LGBT population see it as a transgender issue.

It is a combination of both but we should NOT assume that this display is representative of how the African American community feels about the LGBT population.

I see this as a human issue. I see fear and ignorance compounded by lies.

We do tend to separate aspects of ourselves into categories then we fight for the civil rights of each category.  It is like we can only understand one thing about a person at a time.

I fall into many categories.

I am white, heavily tattooed, short, chubby, 52 years old, missing lower front tooth, female mistaken often for male, short hair.

Personal; Married lesbian, mother, artist, pit bull owner, Rock Band drummer, geek ( science and computer).

State Certified Nurses Aid, Kent State University Fine Arts, Intern at the Canton Museum of Art, Out Reach Instructor for CMA 10 years.

Democrat, voted for Obama and will again, political blog writer,  activist

Pagan for 30 years, studied many other religions, Feels there are good and bad in every belief system as well as extremists.

WOW! That is just the tip of the iceberg.  It seems to me that I am a very complex and unique individual made up of and influenced by a great deal of input from all around.

Why is it we only pick one thing, be it color, gender, orientation.........and have to fight for a protection and/or a right?

Why do some pick one thing and use it as a tool to discriminate?

Why can't we see each other as  fellow human beings with all our unique complexity deserving no more or less the same respect, dignity, protections, and rights as any other human?

I am the sum of my parts.

I am human.

1 comment:

  1. The victim has spoken,0,3336656.story