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You have to see how this student schooled a teacher who whitewashed the Stonewall riots

This is an A-grade response to a teacher

You have to see how this student schooled a teacher who whitewashed the Stonewall riots
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The Stonewall Inn was recognized by the White House

Teachers might like to think they know everything, but it turns out some knowledge can be severely limited.

That was the case when a Tumblr user, Huxsir, got back the comments made by a tutor on an essay she did about the Stonewall riots.

The student had made a factual statement about how black and Latina trans women led the Stonewall riots – the revolution that many give credit to starting the LGBTI rights movement in New York City in 1969.

The tutor had written: ‘Where did you source this inaccuracy’ and then inserted the words ‘mafia-owned’ to describe the Stonewall Inn.

http://huxsir.tumblr.com/post/154106434802/anyway-so-time-to-write-a-sourced-email-to-my

So the student responded with a perfectly sourced email, explaining the leadership of Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera in the riots and the ongoing revolution.

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And also included the tutor’s response.

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Last year, director Roland Emmerich released Stonewall – a biopic widely panned by critics and audiences as the main character was a white gay man and marginalized the roles by people of color.

The movie took in all of $112,414 in its first weekend (it took $17 million to make).


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