Black People : Homosexuals Compare Themselves to Black People

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    I've always wondered this, why do homosexuals (often white) compare their plight in life, to that of ours, Black People?

    It blows my mind every time I see or hear it.

    I wonder how Black homosexuals feel, when this is done, for it obviously diminishes them.

    Seems if it were true, then Black homosexuals would not even feel the pain of being homosexual, for all the pain of being Black.

    Well ... I ran across another such article, which is what prompted my starting this thread.


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    Stealth Was A Mistake


    One of the ongoing arguments in the transgender community that’s guaranteed to generate heated debate one way or the other is the stealth vs out one.

    Basically, stealth is the transgender equivalent of what we call in the African-American community ‘passing’. Back during the bad old days African-Americans who had features and skin tones light enough to be mistaken for white would just cut ties with the African-American community and fade away into white society so they could access opportunities for a better life. It’s how Anita Hemmings in 1897 became the first African-American graduate of Vassar College 40 years before they even began admitting African-Americans.

    Even though they became part of white society, they always lived in fear that someone, someday and somehow would discover their Black heritage.

    The late FBI head J. Edgar Hoover’s legendary hatred of African-Americans was fueled by the fact that he was himself Black and hated his African roots.

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    I just don't get it. To me, the two don't even hardly compare. Brother Radical Faith said it best, long ago :


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    we are the model for oppression i guess.....

    even though it is not strictly true, i do not take offense
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Let's see

    Gays were kidnapped from their homeland. Then they were forced into slave ships where they were lucky to live. During the trip over they were beaten and raped. Upon arrival, they were branded like cattle. Forced to do labor that was considered cruel to mules and such. Then called lazy if they couldnt. Endured all sorts of indignaties. Only to be freed and suffer worse.

    Yes, I am highly offended. It's lies like these that is the reason gays cant get any traction

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    Hmmm.....That essay was written by Monica Roberts. And the even bigger twist is....Monica is Black, not White....

    I don't think the blog is literally comparing the prejudices against homosexuals to the racism toward Blacks so much as it is saying that going "stealth" as a homosexual is no more helpful to African Americans as light-skinned Blacks "Passing" for White.

     
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    oh? i thought it was bad K-Y jelly.....:10500:
     
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    I have heard homosexuals saying this too. I'm assuming that they equate their plight for civil rights that heterosexuals have to our plight for equality. I could be wrong but that is what I always thought. I can't really say I take offense to it. Even if I did I'm sure it won't change how they feel.
     
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