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Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture

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At the end of the day, if you are a white male, gay or not, you retain so much privilege. What is extremely unfairly denied you because of your sexuality could float back to you, if no one knew that you preferred the romantic and sexual company of men over women. (You know what I'm talking about. Those "anonymous" torsos on Grindr, Jack'd and Adam4Adam, show very familiar heterosexual faces to the public.) The difference is that the black women with whom you think you align so well, whose language you use and stereotypical mannerisms you adopt, cannot hide their blackness and womanhood to protect themselves the way that you can hide your homosexuality. We have no place to hide, or means to do it even if we desired them.


I figured we could discuss. I'm about to hop on the treadmill though so if I don't reply immediately it's because I'm attempting to kill myself by pretending I can run 5 miles in one go.

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