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  •  You could add the "angry gay" to your list of (2+ / 0-)
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    OleHippieChick, Bud Fields

    minorities that can't get angry:

    "why can't they just keep it to themselves".

    "don't force your lifestyle on us".

    "I don't care what they do, I just don't want to hear about it".

    Act up basically said "fuck you"  we are here, and we will be in your face.  The AIDS crisis had a positive impact in that one respect.   I think it empowered gay people to stand up and not take it anymore.  Still, the suppression attempts to "quiet" the gay community are strong, but we are now winning that war.

    Expose the lies. Fight for the truth. Push progressive politics. Save our planet. Health care is a right, not a privilege.

    by lighttheway on Sat Oct 06, 2012 at 05:51:20 AM PDT

    •  Collective action versus individual action (1+ / 0-)
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      TrueBlueMajority

      Act Up was group action, anger channelled into demonstrative action.

      Civil Rights Movements and Women's Movements are examples of AFrican Americans, Natives, Latinos, Asians and women being angry for a purpose.

      It is the individual Black Man (and others) that is pathologized as not rational, not calm.

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