Black Trans Women are the Backbone of our Democracy

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., winks as she jokes with other senators on the Senate Banking Committee ahead of a hearing on the nomination of Marvin Goodfriend to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


In case any of you are unfamiliar with this group, Black Womxn is “an organizing collective of leaders, activists, artists, writers, and political strategists from across the country in the fight for Black Liberation. The last presidential election laid bare what many Black women, gender non-conforming,  and non-binary, and queer folk know deeply; that this nation embraces white supremacy and its evils, even at the expense of itself.”

Anyway, this organization has just given their endorsement to Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Which is very nice for Elizabeth and certainly she has to express her gratitude for their vote of confidence. But she took it a little too far.

Elizabeth Warren tweeted her thanks.

Thank you, @BlackWomxnFor! Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy and I don’t take this endorsement lightly. I’m committed to fighting alongside you for the big, structural change our country needs.

I know that politicians are prone to hyperbole, but the “backbone of our society”? This woman is absolutely shameless!

According to a study by the Williams Institute, .6% of American adults identify as transgender. When you consider that the black population of the U.S. is slightly over 12%, we are talking about a very small group of people. It’s really a stretch to say they are the backbone of our democracy.

Anyway, that’s Elizabeth!

Watch the clip below, she’s gonna get herself a beer.




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