Ok how to word this without seeming offensive...
You are correct LordInfamous about the struggles being different. Yes you are correct in this statement. Yes a homosexual has not had the same
adversity as black men USED
to have. Yes there was a time that oppression occurred, that time is over grow up wake up and look around and tell
me that you are still being oppressed.
Racism and homophobia go both ways. What I am sick of is this idea that black men are still being repressed for some reason. Thats
Sorry I am going to call BS on this. It is also BS for a homosexual to say the same damn thing.
The day racism and homophobia are going to end is when all sides stop bringing up the subject.
I am not racist. I am not homophobic. People are people. Everyone deserves to live in this world, everyone deserves to have equal rights. What is
pissing me off is when people say "I don't have the same rights as you because i'm _________"
BS! Especially in America you have the same rights as anyone else and you have the same obligation to use those rights. You have the exact same
opportunity to be and do whatever you wish despite your sexual orientation or skin color. Don't hand me that tripe and expect me to swallow it.
Yes I will treat someone differently based on certain criteria. Example. When I see a young man wearing their pants around there ass and wearing a hat
crooked I will treat that person differently than I would a person dressed normally. If you come to me and talk in a way in which I cannot understand
you I will ask you to define what you said. I will also treat someone differently that comes in mincing around and acting like an idiot. I will also
treat someone differently if they come in and talk to me as if I were an insect based solely on my gender. I will treat you in the manner that you
treat me period. I believe this goes for anyone.
Don't you dare give me that "it's my culture BS." In America it's AMERICAN culture, to purposely segregate yourself by dressing in a socially
inappropriate manner you subject yourself to exactly the reaction you are looking for. Do not whine because you (not you personally LordInfamous)
choose to dress the same way as someone that would be associated with a gang and expect me to not treat you differently. When I hear music thumping
out of a car and I hear someone talking about being violent, there is naturally some fear that I might get injured. Well damn! don't go around
spouting about how your going to pop a cap in someone's ass and expect me to not wonder if that someone is me.
I have had homosexual bosses, I have had black bosses, and I have had women bosses. I gave them the exact amount of respect they deserved and
demanded. They all were excellent bosses, they knew their jobs and did them well. Don't tell me that you do not have the same opportunity because you
are (self reportedly) a minority. BS! What country do you live in? Guess what your a person from that country. I am going to treat you the exact way
you dress and act and show you want to be treated. NO EXCEPTIONS.
I for one am sick of having to walk on eggshells because I being a white man have to be politically correct while some black men are able to trash
talk me because of my race and homosexuals calling me "breeder" because I am heterosexual or a man. BS. The day this crap is going to end is the
same day that everyone is allowed to rip on each other for these things.
You think that will start a race war? Hell no this is going to end the race and sexuality discrimination in one foul swoop. Stop the BS and be a
human. People will accept you for who you are if you accept them for who they are. It's utter nonsense that people feel oppressed because of their
gender race or sexual preference. If someone shows they are ignorant to you it's THEM! That person. That individual who is ignorant not the society
as a whole. The day this BS is going to end is the exact same day that people wake up to that fact. Who cares what some idiots think of you. Be you.
But don't think that for one second it's the societies problem.
When have you ever walked into an investment bank and saw a person wearing their pants around their ass or wearing a pair of leather chaps working
there? Would you trust someone working at that bank with your money. What if they would ask you "yo cuz you down wit puttin yo money up in here?" or
"Oh sister we have a great line on an annuity it will go well with your eyes!" Dress and act in accordance with the socially accepted norm
pertaining to the desired reaction you wish to receive.
[edit on 5/14/2008 by whatukno]