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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Black respondents in Nat'l Transgender Discrimination Survey Fared Far Worse

Windy City Times - Injustice at Every Turn: Black respondents in Nat'l Transgender Discrimination Survey - 212: Black transgender and gender non-conforming people face some of the highest levels of discrimination of all transgender people according to a new analysis released today, Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

This report by the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a supplement to the groundbreaking national study, Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, which was published in February and revealed widespread discrimination experienced by transgender and gender non-conforming people across the board.

Discrimination was pervasive for the entire sample, but anti-transgender bias coupled with structural racism meant that transgender people of color experienced particularly devastating levels of discrimination, with Black respondents often faring worse than all others.

7 comments:

Dave Velasco said...

Not only is transgender a problem in most workplaces and other societies but also racial discrimination. A lot of people do experience these and most of them end up losing their confidence in getting jobs.

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Rich Alpert said...

This report shouldn't be surprising.

If an individual is part of more than one diversity group, the discrimination they face is usually multiplied.

Hopefully our society will continue to evolve toward greater respect and inclusion.

Rich Alpert, Diversity Resources
Publishers of the Online Diversity Calendar

Sarina West said...

This does not surprise me but I feel like society should be past this.It is hard enough for an individual to be a part of one diversity group and to add more to their plate can only make it more difficult to stay strong and keep their heads focused on their work and not the discrimination they are sadly facing.

Sarina West said...

This does not surprise me but I feel like society should be past this. It is hard enough for an individual to be a part of one diversity group and to add more to their plate can only make it more difficult to stay strong and keep their heads focused on their work and not the discrimination they are sadly facing.

criswithcurls said...

I agree with Rich. While this study and report is horrific it is not altogether surprising. The black transgender community is a part of two diversity groups, one of which has become more accepted in to society but is not on equal social standing while the other is, overall, not an accepted part of society. They, therefore, are more likely to be discriminated against. I do wish the report had discussed if the discrimination was harsher within their own communities or outside of their own communities.

Derrick Curry said...

i think that this shows how far we need to go as a race of human beings. if we want to become a better we must be able to learn to live with others and get along and this should not be a problem in the work place if we clame that everyone is equal. what a person do to themself to make them feel good should not matter if you are doing your job.

Derrick Curry said...

this should not effect how a person works. we are all human beings and should act as such