Showing posts tagged hate crimes

faineemae:

“Hoodies and Hijabs: Uncovering Injustice”

Wake Forest and Salem Students, organized by Muslim peers, came together to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin and Shaima Al Awadhi. Students are calling on our community leaders to condemn hate crimes and make sure our community is a safe place for everyone.


Please re-post this picture to raise awareness about these atrocities! Let’s encourage other Universities & schools to create photographs such as this one!


*This is not meant to compare both tragedies, but to recognize them both for injustice and discrimination being carried out.
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warispeace:

Today in History: On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left tied to a fence post outside Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, was attacked by two men after they offered Shepard a ride but found out he was gay. He was found tied to the fence 18 hours later by a passing cyclist. Shepard, now in a coma, was rushed to the hospital where he died five days later. The death sparked conversation and debate about whether crimes against homosexuals should be considered hate crimes. The Matthew Shepard Act would finally be signed into law by Barack Obama in 2009, extending hate-crime legislation to include homosexuals. 

warispeace:

Today in History: On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left tied to a fence post outside Laramie, Wyoming. Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, was attacked by two men after they offered Shepard a ride but found out he was gay. He was found tied to the fence 18 hours later by a passing cyclist. Shepard, now in a coma, was rushed to the hospital where he died five days later. The death sparked conversation and debate about whether crimes against homosexuals should be considered hate crimes. The Matthew Shepard Act would finally be signed into law by Barack Obama in 2009, extending hate-crime legislation to include homosexuals. 

(Reblogged from warispeace)