White men have been raised to believe that they’re God; most gay white men are marginal in only one respect. Much of the gay white movement seeks to be included in the American dream and is angered when they do not receive the standard white male privileges, misnamed as “American democracy.”
Often, white gay men are working not to change the system. This is one of the reasons why the gay male movement is as white as it is. Black gay men recognize, again by the facts of survival, that being Black, they are not going to be included in the same way. The Black/white gay male division is being examined and explored by some. Recently, for instance, there was a meeting of Third World lesbians and gays in Washington. It was recognized that there are things we do not share with white lesbians and gay men, as well as things that we do, and that clarification of goals is necessary between white gays and lesbians, and Third World gays and lesbians.
I see no essential battle between many gay men and the white male establishment. To be sure, there are gay men who do not view their oppressions as isolated, and who work for a future. But it is a matter of majority politics; many gay white males are being pulled by the same strings as other white men in this society. You do not get people to work against what they have identified as their basic self-interest.”
..that racism is only a problem for people of color. It is a systemic problem that not only impedes on the economic, social, and psychological harmony of marginalized people, but it is in many ways constricting the human and loving potential of white people as well. People of color had nothing to do with the invention nor the perpetuation of racism. The sooner this is common knowledge, the sooner we can begin to deal with the chaos of it all, and put a stop to these frustrating fallacies like “reverse racism.”
“Bow down bitches,” repeats Beyonce in the opening lines to her new song.
These egotistical, derogatory and offensive lyrics coming from the woman who only two years ago told us girls Run the World.
I thought you were our feminist pop heroine, Bey?”
“Who is Beyonce Calling a Bitch?” ok i’ll start
White feminists are THE most willfully obtuse motherfuckers on the Internet. And sure this is huffpo whose journalism is akin to tmz at this point but like REALLY?
They were mad when Beyonce said girls run the world which was mostly a jam about taking power away from men by becoming financially independent which for a lot of women, particularly women of color, is a huge deal. White women can keep on babbling about glass ceilings and “equality” if they want, I don’t want to share a damn thing with white men.
Then they were mad at her for dancing in a leotard at the Super Bowl never mind Beyonce’s choreography is essentially calisthenics in stilettos - SHE NEEDS ROOM TO MOVE. Also whatever happened to body autonomy? Is that also a thing Black women aren’t allowed to participate in?
Then they were enraged that she would name her tour Mrs. Carter, selling her independence down the river! Not for a second pausing to think that 1. it’s a radical act of vulnerability (that black women are rarely afforded) to love another person that much and be unafraid to show it and 2. It’s one of the greatest (public) examples of (traditional, I know) modern day Black love other than say the Obamas.
So now Beyonce claps back with a teaser, not even an official single, telling all of them to hush and reaffirming her position as the one who is in control of her life (took some time to live my life, don’t think I’m just his little wife) and actually calls all of the catty bitches “bitches” which I think is GREAT. Being nice to assholes gets you nowhere so why even try? State your position and move on.
But I also think it’s interesting that white women automatically assumed this was for them - that everything woc do is for them. It reminds me of something Diana said, “I keep forgetting how much of the world’s experiences belong to white ladies for their own purposes.” If you stop assuming Bey is talking to you or making music for you (clearly she’s been on her black girl shit since Destiny’s Child) you wouldn’t be so upset when you don’t understand her message. Everything isn’t for you.
TL;DR STAY MAD HAIRFLIP
(Source: , via theblacksophisticate)
A Poem Inspired by reading too many Dr. Seuss quotes lately.
I was young, bright
and played all day and night,
before you me put in that
terrible transformation machine.
I was imaginative, thoughtful
with a head full of dreams,
until you put me in that
vile transformation machine.
Then I, became you,
and became what you thought,
and soaked up your words
till I began to rot.
There was no freshness
just decay, unredeemed.
I grew malignant in that
vacuous transformation machine.