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Rep. Senfronia Thompson compares Texas's discrimination against transgender kids with her experience of segregation.

05/24/2017 8:00 PM
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  • Melanin M.
    05/24/2017 20:28

    If she doesn't stfu. They need to be separate.

  • Alexis G.
    05/24/2017 21:12

    Idk why people are so interested in what restroom people use!!!! It's just a restroom! If a pedophile was going to do something they would do it regardless and there has not been ONE case of a transgendered person causing any trouble. But there HAS been several cases of radical christians yelling and causing scenes at store bathrooms... Let People live. And ALSO, for those of you that are SOOO strict about people going into the restroom of the gender they were born with if someone is transgendered, why would you wanna see them in the opposite restroom LOL If a guy transitioned into a girl, why would you want to see her in a boys restroom?!?? Wouldn't it make MORE sense for them to use the girls restroom because UM they look and are a girl now! Stop being so close minded it's disgusted how many people are so transphobic. It's embarrassing.

  • Rachel W.
    05/24/2017 21:17

    Really though race is a different thing than gender......and we don't base bathroom assignment on gender(which can be anything in today's world) but we base it on sex and there are only two sexes male and female. What you feel on the inside doesn't change that. Like I can't all of a sudden be white or Asian just because my heart or soul tell me. Its disrespectful to compare jim crow and the Black struggle to this bathroom issue. The whole point to the civil rights movement wasn't..."let me be respected or treated like you because I feel I am a white person." if you can make it a choice then don't compare it to things people have no choice in. If we were to compare it though the solution would be to make the bathrooms unisex 🙊

  • Malik S.
    05/24/2017 21:46

    This has to be a joke. Ethnicity and self proclaimed identity are not the same thing. It's not considered discrimination when someone is treating you like what you are. If I call a cat a cat, that's not discriminating against the cat even if it wants to be considered a dog. The same logic applies to human beings. Just because someone wants to be a different gender or believes that they should have been born the gender of their choosing, doesn't alter the reality of their actual gender. For a black woman to compare the world not adapting to how someone feels to the harsh reality of discrimination black folks endured is disgusting. This leads me to believe, she's either gay, a loved one is dealing with an identity crisis, or is looking for support from the gay community.

  • JonathanandMaria D.
    05/24/2017 22:22

    Here we go again, so it's ok I guess to be or say something that you are not maybe if I get enough people thinking I'm a Pikachu I'll get a bathroom just for people like me.race and gender are two different things.

  • Alicia I.
    05/24/2017 22:28

    Listen to the video and then. Read. The. Comments. Omg.

  • DeShaun H.
    05/24/2017 22:54

    Bathroom laws? Tough go of it for the right lately

  • Ryan M.
    05/24/2017 23:28

    But you are either male or female you cant choose

  • Victoria O.
    05/24/2017 23:38

    Im sorry she gets no points you cant choose your color, these kids are choosing what identity they want to be she should be ashamed of herself to even compare the two

  • Elizabeth T.
    05/24/2017 23:41

    I'm just still thinking about the irony of her addressing the crowd as "Ladies & Gentlemen" 😂😂😂

  • Sam R.
    05/24/2017 23:56

    Jeffrey

  • Melanin M.
    05/25/2017 00:25

    People are concerened about which restrooms they use because we THE PEOPLE have to use the same restrooms. it does affect us rather we agree or disagree on the matter. Sure a sexual predator can and will break laws to carry out their acts; but we don't need laws making it that much easier.

  • Melanin M.
    05/25/2017 00:26

    I personally couldn't care less about anyones apposing view. Male, Female, Trans. They are different (same as male & female) & should have their own. Not impose.

  • Ryan B.
    05/25/2017 00:44

    Give transgender people their own bathrooms. I sure as hell wouldn't want a guy dressed as a woman in the same bathroom as my daughter.

  • Maddy M.
    05/25/2017 00:59

    If you aren't comfortable with someone who is trans using the same bathroom as you, guess what? THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. Overall it's a bigger issue than just bathrooms. It's hate against a certain group of people. It's people getting targeted (hate crimes) and murdered just for being who they are. Which is being paralleled to the segregation of Blacks and Whites. That's the point. And if you can't see that than you might be part of the problem.

  • Mia B.
    05/25/2017 01:07

    The only thing that would resolve this problem is if there's a man bathroom, a female bathroom, and a unisex bathroom everywhere, that way everybody win.

  • Heriberto S.
    05/25/2017 01:10

    Is she fuckin stupid...transgender isnt even fuckin real..its just a word that explains what has been happening for yrs

  • Mia B.
    05/25/2017 01:15

    Ok just like trans claim to not feel comfortable with their ascribed gender, don't you all think parents have rights to say whether or not they would be comfortable with their kids sharing bathroom with a trans? I personally think it's selfish. If you wants your right to be respected, respect theirs.

  • Jesse P.
    05/25/2017 01:47

    Only time I fear other humans is when they are wielding a weapon or have intentions of malice. Children who are fighting for their lives trying to find themselves is nothing to be punished for.

  • Jason P.
    05/25/2017 02:00

    Rename bathrooms "penis" & "vagina". Problem solved.