As a dark-skinned Black man, I have faced both overt and subtle instances of racism from white gay men.
The ways in which I have been objectified and fetishized by them has often made me feel that I’m only good enough for sex and not for a relationship.
When I finally came out in college, I was at a predominantly white school.
King’s dream remains an aspiration to be fulfilled.
Too many black Americans and their allies on the Left are still relying on the “color of their skin,” scapegoating anyone who judges “the content of their character” with the noxious label of “racist.” Many white and even some black Americans are sick of the Left’s reflexive, default-mode accusations of racism.
Could we all be perpetuating internalized racism by consciously, or even unconsciously, excluding Black men and other men of color as romantic prospects?
And in doing that, are we only reinforcing the politics of desire that deem Black people less attractive?
In 2012, he was reelected to a second term despite having done nothing to improve the life circumstances of black Americans, other than consigning even more of them to a life of dependency by adding millions more to food stamps rolls.