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Any time you make a value statement like 'I hate black people who break into my house' you're hinging ethnicity to that action - that's a racist comment.
Someone who wasn't making a racist comment might have simply said 'I hate PEOPLE (or THAT person) who broke into my house' while knowing the color of the perpetrator's skin is irrelevant.
It's facinating to me you don't see how negatively associating their ethnicity to their actions is racist. You could hinge all sorts of things to their actions like the marriad of factors that make up an individual's socioeconomic status but you stop at the color of their skin... Kind of blows my mind.
Anyway, I know as well as the next ATS poster no amount of arguing will change anyone's mind. I'd just like to point out the harmful affects of stereotypes. Whether we're talking about race or gender identity or any other topic. Stereotypes fuel misconception.
Originally posted by Barcs
reply to post by Superhans
There is a difference between telling jokes and actually treating people as inferiors based on petty differences.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Yep, some quick kissing is fine, in public, but whether gay or straight, I don't want to see a couple completely making out in public, unless that is kind of fitting the setting (and very few such situations there!).... Save it for privacy. Likewise, fine, be gay, but you don't have to scream it in my face and eyes by being as flamboyant as a Vegas showgirl either. (unless you're hot lesbians...then you have a pass...)
Originally posted by rickymouse
I'm not a homophobe. I am not scared of gay guys, I am scared that I may hit one if he tries to hustle me and grabs my butt though. I don't want to be sitting down at the police station just because some guy tried to hustle me. Straight people have rights not to be hustled by gays.
I like commenting on these troll filled threads sometimes, you get responses
Originally posted by cetaphobic
If you're just grossed out by anal sex, you're a homophobe according to the modern world.
Originally posted by Paschar0
Funny story, while out with friends, a group of men were on line for the theater just in front of us. Some of them were very flamboyant. What's flamboyant? Loud, sexually suggestive remarks every two seconds, feminine clothing, mannerisms (swishing in and out of line) even smells, I could go on, but there was just no mistake, they were advertising and putting on a show and being especially vocal about how if people didn't like it, they're just repressed.
I made a remark to my friends that I didn't like those kind of people. I was immediately accused of being a homophobe. This despite never having talked about the subject to them in our entire time knowing each other. The funny part was that while we were discussing it, the guys we were talking about picked up on it and confronted us, I unashamedly explained why I didn't like it, and to my surprise, one of their group said he didn't like it either and actually defended me, while others from both groups started in on the why I'm such a bad man.
By the time we were allowed in, we were all getting along and talking with each other just fine. Why? because I explained that ANY man acting that way would be annoying to me, whether they were gay or not. Same holds true for other groups, it's the BEHAVIOR most people dislike, not the person's sexual preference, race etc.
So am I a homophobe?
Originally posted by Superhans
Originally posted by RothchildRancor
No not at all.
I don't not not accept homosexuals in their sexual preference.
Gay people can be flamboyant whores just as much as straight people can be.
And I do not like either.
A round of beers go out to all sensible straight people and gay people who have sensibility, and class!
Sorry, but im interested. What is a straight male flamboyant whore?