Cece McDonald is a 24 year-old transgender woman who made headlines recently when she stabbed a white male who was part of a group who was harassing her.
McDonald’s case has several implications of racism and transphobia. She was a victim of an attack by a group with violent tendencies against her as one member of the group smashed a glass on her face. McDonald felt that her life was in danger, and tried to protect herself which evidently meant that she had to use whatever force necessary to keep herself safe and unarmed. In this case McDonald used a knife to stab one attacker, 47-year old Dean Schmitz who died from his injuries.
It is reported that Schmitz allegedly had a tattoo of a swastika on his chest and that he had a history of domestic violence. However, his record was not allowed in the trial, but McDonald’s…
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