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7 comments | Tuesday, June 30, 2009




Via Joe My God comes a horrible video of a gay man being harassed by a group of Somalian kids after the Twin Cities Pride Parade in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The victim was simply walking home when asked by the kids if he were gay and when he replied yes all hell broke loose! The kids can be heard screaming "Fuckin faggot", "I hate gay people, and "Gay is not the way".


Pay close attention to the officers who walk by the scene at the one minute mark who fail to disrupt the small crowd of future anti-gay bigots. Luckily, the verbal taunts didn't turn into a physical altercation and the gay man was able to walk away from the ordeal.


The kids may be Somalian, but if their true ethnicity wasn't supplied via video commentary one would assume they were black. What a way to enforce the stereotypes that people of color are extremely homophobic.

7 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

SO SAD TO SEE HATRED IN PERSONS SO YOUNG...

June 30, 2009 2:07 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Dorian, I cannot believe you implied that Somalians are not black.

Let me give you a small geography lesson: Somalia is in Africa, and ethnic Somalians are black.

June 30, 2009 5:02 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

@Anonymous

Nice attempt at twisting the intent of my words. I never implied that the Somolian kids were not "black" only that they were not African-American. Maybe you're not a regular reader, but homophobia in the African-American community is a consistent topic.

June 30, 2009 5:17 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Darian, the funny thing is many ethnic Somalians do not consider themselves "Black," and many genealogists find that they have more in common, on a genetic level, with their North African and Middle Eastern cousins, rather than the Sub-Saharan Africans I usually associate them with.

Anyhow, the young Somalis' ignorance did NOT surprise me. The Islamic faith SHUNS homosexuality to a greater degree than Christianity. I must say, I lived for how my white sister strutted up that street carefree and unbothered. I actually got life from the way he grinned and laughed while the children made fools of themselves.

June 30, 2009 6:46 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

My apology Dorian. I guess when you say black you mean African American.

I am from (sub Saharan) Africa, and a daily reader of your blog. I usually read it from an African perspective/frame of mind. For someone to say that a dark-skinned African is not black, is sort of an insult.

I know you were not trying to insult Africans. I sort of overeacted :)

June 30, 2009 9:49 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

all i can say is this is why its so important to teach your children to treat others the way you want them to treat you no matter who they are sexually or the background they come from...hate is hate and no one can justify acting foolish like those little children were.its setting them up to be negative energy in the world undermining what god truly put us on this earth to do and thats to love each other from the heart.to a world sick with hatred...get well soon

July 01, 2009 1:19 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

the two guys in the video who look like police officers are NOT police officers and were in fact private security for the apartment building they were walking next to.

July 01, 2009 4:46 AM

 

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