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Transgender Equality

Before I begin this blog I would like to say that this blog post is in no way intended to offend anyone of any gender. This entry was written as an outlet to discuss the topic of transgender people and poses questions that deal with equal rights for transgender people. The entry looks at various areas of discrimination against transgender persons as a way of addressing the issues they face and examining how the public views this discrimination and if they feel it is justified.

Should Transgender people have the same rights as other citizens?

For many people, the answer to that question is a quick and obvious yes, but for far more people than you would like to believe the answer is a definite No!  Many would ask, why not? All humans should have the same rights, unless those rights have been evoked due to a crime or other offense committed by that person. But for many people the transgender lifestyle is still a taboo topic and the thought of accepting this lifestyle as a normal way of living is unacceptable.

After all, the decision to live your life as something other than what you were born as is merely that, a decision…right? It has been said over and over again that being transgender is not normal and that often deceptive lives many transgender people live is the cause of much of the harsh and sometimes deadly treatment they receive.

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Skinheads Plot to Kill Barack Obama & African Americans

When all else fails, and defeat creeps nearer plot to murder innocent African Americans, after all everything is their fault anyway!

I guess a plot to kill Barack Obama by the skinheads should be no surprise to me or anyone else. But regardless of the fact that it was to be expected, that makes it no less despicable and ignorant.


Federal prosecutors have charged two men; Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman with a plot to assassinate Barack Obama along with a killing spree that would involve murdering over 100 innocent African Americans. Both Schlesselman and Cowart are self-described white supremacists (aka dumbasses with less sense than God gave a rock) the plot included robbing a federally licensed gun dealer, beheading 14 African Americans and shooting countless others. The plot was to end with an assassination of presidential candidate Barack Obama, all to be done while Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman wore white tuxedos and top hats.

-Between the two I wonder who came up with the brilliant idea of the tuxedos and top hats…that was pure brilliance wasn’t it?  ||gag||

Assassination Plot- Full Story from CNN.com


It is undoubtedly sad that in the year 2008 white supremacists still exist. It is heartbreaking and unexplainable why centuries after (physical) slavery ended for African Americans the struggle to be seen as equal is still an everyday fight. Decades after Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed that he had a dream, for African Americans the fulfillment of his dream has yet to come to fruition.  Our struggle continues because the foot of the oppressor has not been lifted and the tiny bit of equality we have seen is only a glimpse of what we deserve.

Barack Obama being nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate put hope in the hearts of many people who have prayed for change and hoped for a chance to be treated fairly and represented by someone who cared for all people, not just the ones whose skin mirrored theirs. It brought a feeling of hope and promise to their beings because now the glimmer of hope they had, which had almost tapered out, has now be rejuvenated. With the change he promises they see hope when all seemed hopeless and with that hope, they turned out in record numbers to vote. People who had never voted before in their lives, registered to vote, went out to the poll and cast their votes for the change they believed in, and that change was Barack Obama.

Obama’s nomination alone was enough to rile up the racist imbeciles who live with the belief that white people are superior to black people and with years of study and practice, this belief has become fact to them. The mere thought of a non-white person being nominated and having a more than decent chance at becoming the President of the United States is a horrific event for them. For them, the notion that African Americans may be soon celebrating what in their eyes is a “black victory” is enough to set their racist souls ablaze. It is enough to get them in action and plot an assassination.

For those of us who have no doubt that racism is still very much alive and kicking because we have seen, felt and/or experienced it; we expected something like this to happen.  We feared for Barack Obama as if we knew him personally, we prayed for him and hoped that he and his family would be strong enough to endure what was to come.  Sadly we expect even more racist acts to be plotted before Election Day and unfortunately we expect Barack Obama’s life to be threatened countless times if he is elected President of the Untied States of America. Our deepest hope and prayer is that none of these attempts are successful.


“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

A good many observers have remarked that if equality could come at once the Negro would not be ready for it. I submit that the white American is even more unprepared.

-Martin Luther King Jr.