Julian Bond speaks at NAACP on Homophobia

  • metta

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    Jul 31, 2011 5:37 PM GMT


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    Jul 31, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    Wanda Sykes Speaks OUT at NAACP 102nd Annual Convention

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    Jul 31, 2011 9:15 PM GMT
    Thanks. 2 great speeches.
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    Jul 31, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    Great stuff!
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    Jul 31, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    I've always found it odd that there was so much homophobia in the African-American community. If anybody should have empathy for a minority group being discriminated against, it should be them. Weird.
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    Jul 31, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    I know people will say(as these videos touched on) that the answer is the church is so important in the AA community. But that doesn't make sense either as Christians should be the most loving, accepting people in the world as that is what Christ taught. I must admit that not much of what goes on in the world makes much sense to me.
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    Jul 31, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    miamimasseur saidI've always found it odd that there was so much homophobia in the African-American community. If anybody should have empathy for a minority group being discriminated against, it should be them. Weird.


    Agreed. The issue is fear, just like Wanda said. As more black entertainers, celebrities and politicians speak out to counter the vocal anti-gay sentiments of the black church, and as more blacks come out of the closet, you will see a shift in attitude.
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    Jul 31, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    miamimasseur saidI know people will say(as these videos touched on) that the answer is the church is so important in the AA community. But that doesn't make sense either as Christians should be the most loving, accepting people in the world as that is what Christ taught. I must admit that not much of what goes on in the world makes much sense to me.


    If you look at it with the understanding that people as a whole are very myopic in there acceptance. If it doesn't empower them personally, it isn't on there radar. That makes it very easy for people in power, church Leaders, community leaders, politicians, teachers, to use ignorance and fear to spread their message, which usually includes the denouncement of another group of people as a focus of fear.
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    Aug 01, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    fantastic speeches, the both of them.
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    Aug 03, 2011 4:55 PM GMT

    Video Recap: NAACP tackles black & gay tensions at national convention [video]


    http://www.metroweekly.com/news/last_word/2011/08/video-recap-naacp-tackles-blac.html