Discussion Questions

1. In Sarah Lamble’s essay, “Retelling Racialized Violence, Remaking White Innocence”, Lamble states “there is no clear consensus on what constitutes transgender” (32); what types of characteristics/actions make it “easy” for someone to target another individual as transgender, even if they’re not?

2. Lamble also states in her essay that the TDOR website states that “‘not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self- identified as transgendered- that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender- variant- [but] each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgendered people'” (32). How does this inclusion of remembering non- transgender identifying victims help TDOR emphasize their political project?

3. In the case of Tyra Hunter, a black transwoman who was not given the proper medical treatment which ultimately led to her death, how might she have been treated differently if she had been white, or any other race? 

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