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5 comments | Wednesday, November 12, 2008




The fallout about the passage of Prop 8 in California and the subsequent racism exemplified by the white gay community towards blacks continues. After all of the finger pointing is done I hope gay leaders on both sides are willing to roll up their sleeves and put in the necessary work to move our community in the right direction. God knows there are plenty of social conservatives who are enjoying watching us at each other's throats.

I've read plenty of blog posts and opinion pieces over the past week (as I'm sure you have) on this issue and today I'm numb. I simply cannot read another "blame" piece until there are pieces written by those on both sides that are willing to take responsibility for their racism and their homophobia, only then do I think the healing process will begin and we can move beyond this ugly moment in our community.

So for all of the organizations who have called me in the past 24 hours or have e-mailed me for a response on the racism from the white gay community and the homophobia of the black community regarding Prop 8, allow me to direct you to a recent post because today and maybe for the rest of the week I can't talk about it anymore.

Besides the louder voices in the black gay community would like everyone to believe that gay marriage is not our issue so my position is far from popular.

LOLDARIAN.com on Prop 8


Fight H8


Placing The Blame On Black California Voters If Prop 8 Passes


In Case You Missed It:
No-on-8's White Bias -Jasmyne Cannick


Dear Black California…About Your Support of Prop. 8 -Jamyne Cannick

5 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Pardon me, but I didn't find that to be a terribly effective ad. If I'm a heterosexual, sitting on the fence on this issue, that didn't sway me. A lot of quick edits may look slick, but it didn't convey a message that was compelling or moving.

First rule of advertising, put yourself in the place of the person you're trying to reach. What do you need to hear to convince you to act?

That wasn't it.

November 13, 2008 12:11 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

"I simply cannot read another "blame" piece until there are pieces written by those on both sides that are willing to take responsibility for their racism and their homophobia, only then do I think the healing process will begin and we can move beyond this ugly moment in our community."

Maybe you should write that piece that you (and a lot of us) want to see about how racism and homophobia are connected. It might be published in a "reputable" newspaper or two. You might even be invited to speak on NPR or some other media outlet.

Why let jasmyne cannick and her ilk have the last word on this subject?

November 13, 2008 8:18 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

lol. Wow, people kill me...the message is CLEAR. Those women are just like any other women in America. That was the point. Every commercial is not going to appeal to everyone ANYWAY. But thats all I have to say about it anyway.

November 16, 2008 3:01 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

The message could've helped...we need more voices

November 16, 2008 10:06 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

What people fail to realize is that Blacks only make up 6% of California's population. That means even if every single Black person in the state of California voted no, PROP 8 STILL WOULD HAVE PASSED. So stop pointing the finger at Black people.

December 14, 2008 12:39 PM

 

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