Dubbed "Black Sundance," the fifth annual festival starts today. Whether you're heading to Philadelphia or just want to know what hot movies you should expect to see in theaters, here are five films you don't want to miss.
But perhaps the most poignant point in the letter comes when McDonald talks about her own survivor's guilt as one of many high-profile people of color who have essentially been prosecuted for being victims.
The young Minneapolis transwoman incarcerated for defending herself in a racist and transphobic attack isn't alone in her experience. Experts say her placement in a men's facility is just one part of a complex--and dehumanizing--process.
From CeCe McDonald to Trayvon Martin, the question of whether black victims of violence are supposedly "innocent" is irrelevant. What matters it that black and transgender bodies are often under siege, and sometimes we must fight back.