Why You Need to Know CeCe McDonald

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  • Free CeCe! the Documentary
  • This Type of Violence Isn’t Rare
  • The Statistics
  • Black Transgender Folks Mistrust the Police
  • Protecting All of Us
  • CeCe McDonald and Transgender Violence
  • Who is CeCe McDonald?
  • Understanding Her Attack
  • Her Arrest
  • The Sentencing

Black Transgender Folks Mistrust the Police

Data from 2011 found that 38 percent of Black transgender Americans reported harassment by police, 14 percent reported physical assault and 6 percent reported sexual assault by them as well. Another 35 percent of Black transgender people said that they had been arrested or held in a cell because of transphobia and 51 percent reported feeling uncomfortable seeking police assistance.

(Photo: AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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