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  •  I have yet to read The Root article (5+ / 0-)

    But the question is provocative.

    I remember reading Pam's House Blend years ago when one of those insidious "Are black people more homophobic?" questions came up?

    Of course that was slapped down pretty quickly but someone did say that they didn't believe that black people were more or less homophobic BUT that black people were more honest in admitting it.

    I think that in most cases white people are used to being more "diplomatic" (lol) or, in other words, exaggerating, lying, "beating around the bush," sugarcoating...whatever you want to call it.

    and it CAN (understandably, at times) be seen as being speech of a more...confrontational nature.

    and, like other things as it relates to culture, it doesn't always translate well across cultural boundaries.

    Good evening, all.

    •  I guess I knew folks who (1+ / 0-)
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      were openly homophobic, and also folks who embraced gay family and church members.

      Never saw anyone in the black community act crazy like right-wing white folks - but then I wasn't studying those folks.

      "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 07:32:27 PM PST

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      •  I thought this was a poor example (0+ / 0-)

        Miss Denise...

        I was thinking that more to the point, whenever I am talking to a white person, I am almost always wondering about the angle or the hidden agenda...I mean, there is almost always some important fact that's missing.

        When talking with black people, I don't worry too much about hidden agendas...even about things that I don't agree with or that I might find personally offensive.

        And I prefer the latter unsugarcoated approach.

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