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.
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.
And also included the tutor’s response.
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).