quote:Originally posted by Empty Purnata:
Speaking of, where do you think all this Homophobia is coming from in the Black Community?
Do you think it has to do with the Fundamentalist/Evangelical (White)-strain of Christianity that seems to be popular in our community.
Perhaps in part, but I think that it is more deeply rooted in the particular experiences of oppression in the African American community,e.g., they hypersexualization of the African in the white mind which fulled the physical and social emasculation of African men, contributed to the rape and abuse of African women. In the wake of this, African Americans have tended to come down hard what they deem as sexual perversions that might perpetuate what they believe to be destructive stereotypes of African American sexuality.