After you thought about it, you might see it as racism and no one else did. That's fine. That's not what my parents were talking about. They were talking about the fact that not every bad thing that happens to us (Black people) is racism. Sometimes, it's classicism, sometimes it's bad luck, sometimes it's just by chance.
So I wasn't real happy about Margaret Kimberley as I've made clear here. Nor is my father crazy about her anymore.
She goes to the well over and over.
There's another reason I don't care for her anymore: Her homophobia.
My brother is gay and maybe that's why I see things differently than some people might?
If you need that out, I gave it to you.
But to me, Kimberley is a homophobic writer.
She never writes about gays in the US except to attack. In 2008, I had to walk away from BAR because of her nasty and homophobic writing regarding Proposition 8. There is no defense for homophobia. I don't care if X+1 or X+2 Black voters voted for it. None should have.
Kimberley attempted to minimize what took place, then attempted to blame it on White people who, she felt, should have worked harder at reaching out to Black voters.
Sorry, Mags, that's our problem and we need to own it.
She needs to own her own homophobia. Her latest rant is again about the 'bad gays.' See, Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, didn't do this or that so he's not really liberal and all he did (signing into effect the legalization of marriage equality) was give upscale gays the chance to marry. She does everything but call gays and lesbians "uppity."
I can't believe her and I find her writing disgusting.
I've really bit my tongue on this. But when she went to the well again and pulled up homophobia this past Wednesday, it's time to call her out.
Latinos don't have this and Blacks don't have that, she insists.
If you don't get what a bigot she is, she clues you in with the first sentence where she announces "gay marriage." There is no "gay" marriage. There is marriage. That's what the marriage equality movement was all about.
She's such a hateful little bigot.
Then someone -- maybe her, maybe Bruce or Glen -- has decided they'll go after The Advocate which is the equivalent of People magazine except it's for a LGBT audience (largely for gay men). "GAY IS THE NEW BLACK" proclaims the cover of The Advocate. And BAR wants you to know that it's not, not, not!
They's such idiots sometimes. If you watch the movie Funny Face (you should, for Audrey Hepbun alone), you'll hear "Think pink!" -- a big song. Pink becomes the new black. Black is a stylish color for clothes. The Advocate was having a play on words but it was too much for BAR.
If you go through the comments to Kimberley's article, you'll see a woman expressing surprise over the piece. You'll also see someone leaving this rant about how 'boys are becoming girls' and blah, blah, blah. That BAR would allow that last one up says a great deal about BAR and about how it is seen in the LGBT community.
Here's a reality for Mags Kimmy. When it was decided that she and I could marry outside of our race (Loving v. Virginia) didn't put food on anyone's table, didn't provide a rent break, but it was progress and it deserved to be celebrated. The same with marriage equality.
Mags Kimmy has become a tired little bitch. I don't toss that word around lightly.
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