Buttigieg says being gay allows him to relate to Black voters

There's backlash after Buttigieg made his controversial comments during the most recent presidential debate where he admitted that he did not have to endure discrimination because of his skin, but he could relate to Black voters in another way.


Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg may have gotten himself in some hot water with Black voters after claiming that his experience as a gay man helps him relate to the Black community.

Buttigieg made his controversial comments during the most recent presidential debate where he admitted that he did not have to endure discrimination because of his skin, but he could relate to Black voters in another way.


“While I do not have the experience of ever having been discriminated against because of the color of my skin,” Buttigieg began, “I do have the experience of sometimes feeling like a stranger in my own country, turning on the news and seeing my own rights come up for debate, and seeing my rights expanded by a coalition of people like me and people not at all like me.”

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There was sharp criticism almost immediately following his comments, including a critique from Sen. Kamala Harris, who called his comments “not productive” and “naive.”

The Indiana mayor has not been hugely favored among Black voters despite his recent lead in Iowa polls and New Hampshire polls. According to the Washington Post, he trails badly in South Carolina, the first primary state with a sizable African American population with less than 1 percent support among black Democrats there.


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Buttigieg is also not very popular among Black voters in his own constituency as mayor of South Bend, Ind. Earlier this year, Buttigieg’s concern for the Black community came into question following the police-involved killing of, Eric Logan, a Black man, as it had been revealed that Black community members had previously complained about the officer-involved, Ryan O’Neill, for whom Buttigieg had not been quick to discipline.

Oliver Davis, a black council member in South Bend, said he did not agree with Buttigieg’s comparison.

“When you see me, you would know that I’m African American from day one,” Davis said. “When someone is gay or a lesbian, unless they tell or they are seen in certain situations, then no one is going to know that. They are able to build their résumés and build their careers.”


According to the Washington Post, Rev. Al Sharpton, who has been a supporter of Buttigieg claiming him to be misunderstood, said that the young mayor has a long way to go.

“I think Kamala had a point, and I understood what she was saying,”  Sharpton said. “He’s evolving. Do I think he’s where he needs to be? No.”

Rev. William Barber II, minister of the Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C, told the Washington Post that he believed it should not be about who has been discriminated the most, but about dealing with the issues.


“Let’s not get caught up in who understands discrimination the most,” Barber said. “Let’s deal with the real issue, which is that the same entities that are against gay folks are the same entities who are against black folks and that we ought to be united in fighting discrimination in any form it arises.”

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  No he's wrong.  The difference is gay men or MSM is an old traditional patriarchal dynamic that came from Greece and Romans.  In other words, it is an European male thang.  Black males [who don't ever want to admit it] have been sexualized by European slavers the moment they kidnapped them and put them on the boat,  This of course includes Christopher Columbus.  And we as Africans didn't understand that shit then and we do not understand it now.  Cuz if gay dude wanted to?  He could just keep his mouth shut about his sexual orientation and STILL receive/enjoy  white privilege-which BTW is what most of gay men do.   But!    

When I was young, we didn't even understand what GAY was. I had a gay dancing buddy in high school. He was sharp as a tack and could dance his butt off and mine too. I didn't know he was gay until we were beyond grown and he'd call me on the phone dying from AIDS.

I have three grown GAY grands and I love them mieces to pieces. I don't understand their lifestyle, but if I want to stay in their lives I know I'd better keep my damn mouth shut, and I do.

Why are people so damn proud of where they stick their private parts?? Whatever you want to suck on, keep it to yourself. Whatever your choice of lollipop, STFU, and people will be able to respect you without everyone knowing what flavors you choose. Really, it's nobody's business.

If this Mayor But had kept his mouth closed, all we'd have to deal with in his lying that all the politicians do; now we have to know that plus his suckability. Mayor But, No thanks!!!!!

Actually, when it come to the discrimination, persecution, violence, hate and evil that Black people have endured, there are similarities in both groups, because Gays have been hated, stereotyped, lied on, villified, discriminated against, harassed, brutalized and even lynched, just like Black people have.

Even still, though, there are many Gays that are just as racist as racist heterosexuals are when it comes to Black people [and brown people].

It's just like the fact that there are also similarities in both the struggle of Black people and the struggle of women [if not identical]  historically.  Just like Black people [and Brown people] ALL women historically, have been villified, dominated, enslaved, discriminated against, harassed, brutalized and even murdered by men in patriarchally dominant societies, yet, most White women are just as racist as racist White males are.  

The problem with Buttigigieg even bothering to mention any similarities in the Black Struggle and in the Gay Struggle, is the fact that he has already shown that his possessing that knowledge, actually means nothing to him.  


Racism is TAUGHT. Parents teach their children to HATE. What makes WHITES so much better than anyone else?? Their hair is dog straight, they're so damn light skinned, they're damn near transparent. By the age 50 they're built like the letter "Z", walking with walkers or wheeling themselves in carts going through the aisles in grocery stores.

Why is it when they came here and saw people with color they didn't hightail it back to their caves or wherever the FUCK from which they came?? They have the strength of nothing other than aiming guns and pulling triggers at niggers or some hapless animals in the woods.

If we'd have had an ounce of sense, we'd have sued them for all their worth plus, all the shit they've put us through and still are. If ever there was a TERRORIST, it's the WHITE MAN. No one knows that better than the Native American and the African.

A racist has to hate to make himself feel better. Otherwise, he's nothing but a human being trying to survive in the world his parents brought him into, just like ALL THE REST OF US. One day he'll be lying in the ground, 6 feet under, rotting away to dust like every other being breathing on this planet Earth. Won't be smelling too cool either. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust White Man/Woman. Nothing SUPERIOR about that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   Oh and the current discrimination of gays has to do with the BIBLE!!! In order for Europeans to unslave themselves they had to accept that made up dogma and someone had to be thrown under the bus.   So they chose the sodomites.   Because some European [gay] men i.e. called  pirates, kings, noblemen back in the dark ages were plucking each other [MSM] as their way of life and merely using women to continue their lineage.   This is a fact.  And when they kidnapped Africans, at first they only took the men and the boys.  And only went back for the African women because the African men/boys were dying like flies from various venereal diseases [i.e. syphilis and gonohorreal (sp)] passed on to them by the slavers/pirates and they i.e. slavers/pirates needed more human product to sell and enslaved.   So its funny how [some] white men wanna talk about their so-called heritage and way of life when in fact their history is riddled with wars[among their own white selves], famine[couldn't grow their own food] and disease[didn't believe in taking baths or practicing proper hygiene and many of em practiced sodomy/and or had sex with animals i.e. sheep/goats etc].  Which are stated subliminally in the Bible-like "sodomy" is a sin.  But most importantly Europeans living in their own country/land could NEVER figure out HOW to take care of themselves and their land simultaneously and therefore had to go out and invade other folks for survival.  So white folks talk all this privilege fantasy bullshit?  And that's exactly what it is....fantasy BULLSHIT. Cuz Africans and Amerindians NEVER invaded other cultures for food or slavery.  Each group had everything they needed- provided in abundance by their land. [ So the stuff massa say about Africans/Amerindians fighting each other in their own lands?  Being in poverty.   Needing someone to take care of them?  Lies!!!  All made up!  ]

And when Europeans say that upon contact Africans/Amerindians seemed child-like?  It's because Africans/Amerindians had no known enemies.....but had a one-on-one relationship with their spirituality/Gods for thousands of years before European came [in the 15th century] to West Africa and the Americas.  And that is also why most "monks" today  seem child-like in their commitment to their spirituality. Cuz that's how you are suppose to respond to your spirituality.  Not by kidnapping the innocents and forcing them into slavery to meet an inhumane way of life while calling it Christianity.  Bullshit!!   And remember the real Jesus was the name of a slave ship that brought unsuspecting Africans to the Americas.  So please black folks always remember that Christianity is a made up "white" religion designed for "white" benefit.  That's what the "Crusades" were all about.  And don't ever forget that 90% of Europeans [in the beginning of Christianity] were uneducated peasants/pagans working on Feudal farmlands after the collapse of Rome [cuz before the collapse of Rome they were "slaves"].  So this history that Europeans are always bragging about is reap with evil inhumanity and monstrous behavior that ultimately wiped out more than half their population.  And is the exact monstrous " behavior/way" in which they are inhumanely acting toward us today.  Just sayin. But!   

Perhaps they're acting "inhumanely" is because they're INHUMANE!!! They have the hair of the dog and every other straight haired animal on the planet, including snow monkeys. They don't have a pair of lips between them; nothing but a straight line under their noses. Look closely and you can see the blood flowing through their veins. They kill everything breathing including themselves with not only bullets but bombs as well.

They're damned lucky when the initial people of color spotted them, they weren't turned into boiled Caucasoid with potatoes, rice, corn and gravy. Think of all the grief that would have been eliminated if the Natives hadn't been so welcoming. I don't know what the AFRICANS were thinking when they first saw these creeps.I see so many white men on my TV these days, they're starting to give me the dry heaves. They're starting to look like white roaches. All this impeachment shit, tying TV up for 10 hours at a time.

This crap would have NEVER happened with handsome President Obama. N.E.V.E.R. Thank God above, it didn't!!!!!!!

  uh huh.  You're right.  Im glad it didn't too.  But this is what they do.  Agrue.  Fight.  Steal.  It's all through their history.  Im not surprised.  They're showing  this generation who they "really" are.  For me?  It's like watching t.v.  When I get bored.  I put on the Temptations or  Motown Xmas. Or find something to read.  Im not wasting my digits.  Who wouldn't be mad if someone came in their home and made them a slave?  And try to turn it on them.  It's inhumane.   But hang in there my sista.  This is all about [republican]loyalty to the king at any cost.  Let's see how long this sovereignty last.  But!    

Gayness is a choice, Blackness is not.  Homosexual sex has no biological purpose.  Black skin protects our people from the sun's harmful rays (biological function).  Gay people have a closet that they can 'hide' in.  There is no closet for Black folk. 


*Mic drop*


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