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10 Tweets From #BlackWomensLivesMatter and #BlackTransLivesMatter You Need To Read

The stories of Tanisha Anderson, Islan Nettles and Aiyana Jones need to be at the forefront of America’s conversation

Why are the most accessible names of black victims in this country those of black men? Well, misogyny, transmisogyny, and homophobia—that’s why. In a society steeped in injustice, it should be intolerable to champion one marginalized population while ignoring another. Many activists agree with this sentiment; just take a look at the #BlackTransLivesMatter and #BlackWomensLivesMatter threads on social media. The stories of Tanisha Anderson, Islan Nettles and Aiyana Jones need to be at the forefront of America’s conversation just as much as those of Mike, Eric and Tamir. To ignore them is a disservice to the movement.

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