I was on a social media network earlier today and saw a friend’s post about Voting No for the upcoming marriage amendment act in MN. Reading through the comments on the post, I found one saying ,” I saw this billboard today with a ‘pretentious colored couple’ supporting Vote Yes…” I had to stop and re-read it because surely someone supporting gay rights would be not be so closed-minded to say something so racist. I commented back saying that I understood the anger in restricting people’s rights, but was it necessary to use the term “colored.” She said that she “normally was not racist, but that some of our ancestors fought for their civil rights ‘without judgement’ and now they’re spitting in our faces…” apparently this makes it appropriate to use that terminology. I didn’t know there was such a thing as being a occasional/part-time racist. So I asked this, if it were the other way around, would it then be acceptable for someone to say “I saw this billboard with this pretentious faggot couple not supporting black civil rights” ? Ya, I didn’t think so.
Blogs I Follow
- Trevor Noah!! #trevornoah #minnesota #datenight @ Orpheum Theatre (Minneapolis, Minnesota) instagram.com/p/BbnlaZKjRCb/ 6 days ago
- “We cannot trample upon the humanity of others without devaluing our own. The Igbo, always… instagram.com/p/Bbj54lHDIZ2/ 1 week ago
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