Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Significant Difference between Black and Gay

Gay inconvenient? Switch it off.

Black inconvenient? Sorry 'bout that.

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Black people have suffered (and still suffer) from an unchangeable fact about themselves, one, moreover, that they cannot conceal: their skin colour.

Homosexuals are one of the most privileged, socially-affirmed groups in the Western World.

What's the average annual income of a black person in Canada or the US. Now, a gay person in Canada or the US?

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If I were black I'd be disgusted by such comparisons.

When all is said and done and this current fascination with homosexuality is finished, a black person will still be black. The former gay person can then just talk about his youthful confusion, and thus leave it behind in order to adapt himself to a strategy better suited to future conditions. Off goes the switch that produced that affected effeminate voice and manner. But for some gays that's consistent: many homosexuals see homosexuality for what it is for them: a choice, a fashion, a flirtation. Don't look for essences when you are dealing with Existentialists.

Teflon white skin shining and pristine.

A black person has little luck in this world of chameleons.

4 comments:

  1. I feel as though this post is missing context... Why are we comparing people who are Black to people who are homosexual? I feel like I missed something.

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  2. You should hyperlink the two opening sentences to the Obama-gay marriage and possibly Andrew Cohen's editorial in the Citizen today. Thus would context be provided.

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  3. Oh my, my word id was assequal. Need you say more?!

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  4. Oh man, Elena...

    Charlotte, just random thoughts on a contemporary issue, as Elena indicates, brought on by the Obama business.

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