This article will make angry. In fact, the journalist who wrote this article surly was, and so am I.
Two transgender women of color were assaulted by at least two men on Atlanta’s MARTA train. If you think that’s bad, it gets worse. Several people recored the incident on their smartphones and cheered on the attack.
A local church, Restoration Inclusive Ministries, released a statement that read in part:
According to the victims, the attack occurred because the two assailants wanted to know whether or not they were “real” women. The two women were bullied, taunted, degraded and finally physically assaulted simply because of who they are.
The saddest, and perhaps the most disheartening, aspect of this attack is that onlookers stood idly by. Not one person called 911. Not one person intervened. On a packed train, there was no help provided while these two women fought to protect themselves.
It’s bad enough that these two women were assaulted. But what really pisses me off is that there were several people who cheered the assault! That clearly shows the kind of hospitality that one can receive if they ever visit Atlanta.
But I digress. This is proof that homophobia, and racism are as strong as ever. It’s the year 2014, and racism still exist! In my opinion, I’d say it would take at least another 50-75 years before racism is completely eliminated from Western society. As for homophobia goes, that’s going to continue to plague our society indefinitely.