Trump Sucks, But You Already Knew That

Under the Obama administration last May, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued joint guidance that directed schools to let transgender students use facilities, most notably restrooms, that correspond with their genders. Known as the “Dear Colleague” letter, it addressed school districts and colleges that receive federal funding. Schools are expected to … Continue reading Trump Sucks, But You Already Knew That

Being Fully Seen: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth in Foster Care

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Transgender and gender non-conforming youth encounter varying degrees of abuse while in foster care group homes. The types of abuse fall into three main categories: (1) emotional; (2) physical; and (3) sexual. Regardless of which of the three main categories the abuse falls into, it is frequently serious in nature. Although transgender and gender … Continue reading Being Fully Seen: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Youth in Foster Care

Interest Convergence and Transgender Students

Defining Interest Convergence Critical race theorist, Derrick Bell, was the first tenured African-American professor of law at Harvard Law School. Acclaimed for greatly contributing to critical race theory, Bell is lauded for his ‘interest convergence’ dilemma (or theory) which followed the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision mandating racial segregation of public schools come … Continue reading Interest Convergence and Transgender Students