'Stop comparing the two. It is not the same fight.'
It really irks me whenever someone tries to place the plight of black people in the same category has gay people. There is simply no comparison! It's like comparing broccoli with strawberries. Gays, who are not black (especially white gays), can go about within society without encountering any discrimination if no one knows that they are gay. Black people do not have this luxury! We can't hide our race in a closet. Gay people (especially gays who are white) need to ask themselves the following question.
If gays and blacks are truly in the same boat then why are black gays treated worse than white gays (even by white RACIST gays)?
There's a broader issue involving outlawing dissent. What's interesting is that the comparison between gay acceptance and Black people's continued struggle cannot be maintained on any examination.
But notice the assumption that the position itself is above question and that Black gays agree......from what I've seen and heard....many do not but their voices go unheard.
This was re-posted from a woman who describes her self as "queer".
When a white woman decides to kill her kids, does she say a gay man did it? Do the police then round up a bunch of gay men who ‘fit the description’? Does your resume go in the trash because your name sounds gay? —- I don’t appreciate the African American struggle being used as a rhetorical device. We are REAL people living with REAL ramifications from the crimes committed against us, and I don’t like it when anybody reduces us to a talking point, the group whose story and struggle you compare yours to.
JUKEBOX JONES. (VIA BLACKFEMALE)
PSA: STOP SAYING THAT “BLANK IS THE NEW BLACK”. STOP USURPING BLACK PEOPLE’S STRUGGLES AND LIBERATION MOVEMENT TO FURTHER YOUR OWN FUCKING AGENDA, BECAUSE BY DOING SO YOU’RE BELITTLING ALL THE SHIT THEY’RE FORCED TO ENDURE UNDER A WHITE-SUPREMACIST POWER-STRUCTURE AND REDUCING TO A “FASHIONABLE” COMMODITY OR A DOUCHIE, HIPSTER ONE-LINER THAT CAN FOUND ON AN URBAN OUTFITTERS SHIRT.
ALSO, GAY BLACK PEOPLE.