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The argument that we shouldn't depend on the kindness of white strangers is extremist. I've met many who have put aside their superiority and leant my family and I a helping hand. I say thank you. To the nitpicker...chop, chop...start saving. 26-Feb-2019
The presumption seems that having openly gay representation will form the sexual being children will become. I've been having sex with men since I was six or younger. I didn't hook up with a gay man until my early 20s. They all affirmed a straight lifestyle. I liked my Uncle Arthurs, my Dr. Smiths and my Charles Nelson Reilly. They were responsible for clicking my wit and supplying me comfort but it was the het brethren that awoke my sexuality. 27-Sep-2018
I was saddened that the power of the church is such that the voices of child abuse were shut down. Is our belief in religion stronger than our love for our children?
Parents, I implore you as a "rag doll" victim of many strait adult males, take charge. The only way to stop the abuse in religion is to take away its candy. A kid doesn't understand it, is bored by it and it counters the brain on how to treat people in society. Let your children decide about religion when they are adults. Don't allow a stranger to teach them what's good, that's your job. The pederasts will ween themselves out from lack of entertainment and you can have your safety and love of a child back. 17-Aug-2018
When I ventured away from the "family bubble" I started to encounter racism. The only contact with white people I had growing up were teachers that treated me favorably of whom many I considered mentors.
I would complain to my mother about this treatment and she proclaimed I was imagining things.
"How dare I think so highly of myself to presume people were talking or acting improperly behind my back or to my face."
She chalked it up to a mental disorder and an insecurity of mine. Even when I was voraciously humiliated I counted to ten and took deep breaths so my presumptions wouldn't get the better of me. I would explode, deflate and repeat the process always convinced it was in my head.
When my sister and family were being racially tormented my mother accepted it as truth. I asked her why she believed my sister's racial discrepancies and not mine and she stated it was because my brother-in-law was a black American. I was hurt that my privileged white mother couldn't accept that the world mostly judges in terms of black and white and that being a Puerto Rican wasn't going to change that perception.
It is a disservice to brown people born of two colors to be denied a truth because one parent lives in privilege. 01-Aug-2018
I've met some beautiful LG people in my life so I'm flabbergasted that I don't live amongst them. I only say LG because that is all we see. I don't even get to see a drag queen to brighten my day with her beauty. 14-Jun-2018
If you are offended by the continuous portrayal of a stereotype, embrace individuality. Every group manufactures a leader who is emulated and replicated so the cultures can multiply their image. President Obama advocated change, do it. 14-Jun-2018
The worst part about being hated by the gay community I live amongst is being harshly judged for being. There is no personality clash because they turn their heads way before I get to talk yet a bee receives magnanimous respect. I walk around with horse blinders and little speak to vanquish the buckets of hatred but the splatter remains.
I can understand suicide. It gets treated like a mental handicap but no one realizes that what could save a person is not within them but in all of us. We cannot unsee the lack of humanity that exists and the pretense that shields it. A mind cannot be changed but a society can strengthen it by realizing the world doesn't belong to only them. 09-Jun-2018
The illusion that the street name for "idiot slave" is synonymous with a culture and its strength is ludicrously grandiose. You rarely complain when the white community says it while it helps you grind one out. Why should you expect white people to stop saying the word if you can't? Please tell your non-black fans not to buy your music, it's not appreciated and you don't need the money because you do it for the art.
You can't even stand up to your own brothers for calling your mothers, sisters and daughters hos and bitches or defending them from the "me too" movement, why should we expect a humane response for global respect. We are the ones that suffer the consequences and unless you have room in your jet for the entire community to fly out when it gets frantic, I suggest you keep the word to yourself. I refuse to be an "idiot slave."
I’m allowed to use the "n" word. I don’t because the connotation is ugly. We need to learn our history and respect it. The people who suffered are not here and the instigators long died out. I dislike the word because its archaic and incapacitating. If you are constantly haunted by a word, get rid of it. It hasn’t changed anyone's life for the better and its impolite to be holding people who don't understand hostage for a word that picks its own master. That is not a stand for equality its a fight for exclusivity. Half the advantage of buying and listening to music is repeating the words. Bieber wasn't held accountable but Bill Maher was when they each said it. The experience of buying and listening to music is so people can sing along. If you don't want other people to sing it don't write it in (artists work best under restrictions.) Our ancestors would not appreciate its use and you might be able to suppress the chokehold white America has over your community because you showed them your kryptonite. Everyone will be accountable and Tarantino will have an unfinished script for his next film. 21-May-2018
I am exhausted by the "thuglife" representation being the resounding voice of a community. So the desperate sided with the gangsters so as not to get fucked up. It's cowardice not heroism. In what world should we celebrate that accomplishment when many of us survived without succumbing to a terrorizing hierarchy?
The hate that we endure by your representation is blood on your hands.
Your community granted you a power and I believe this is not exactly the right time to sit on it. In return... you become the heroes you pretend to be. 20-May-2018