Why Do Gay People Tolerate Blatant Racism?

Why Do Gay People Tolerate Blatant Racism?

The openly gay UK journalist Owen Jones has penned an article on Racism in the gay community. He provides some startling statistics

According to research by FS magazine, an astonishing 80% of black men, 79% of Asian men and 75% of south Asian men have experienced racism on the gay scene.

One visible minority tells Jones

“I’m sexualised for my skin tone and never treated as a person. The community is trained to accept a white, ‘masc’, muscled gay man and the rest of us are not really accepted or ‘one of their own’.” It’s not the individual he blames, but being conditioned by a community that venerates the “sexual image of a white gay man”.

But on the flip side their is being objectified for your race. Says Malik

The rejection of people based on ethnicity is bad enough, he says, “but it can be just as gross when someone reduces you to your ethnicity, without consent, when dating/hooking up”. His Arab heritage was objectified and stereotyped by some would-be lovers, even down to presuming his sexual role.

Jones concludes his article by writing

Being oppressed yourself does not mean you are incapable of oppressing others: far from it. LGBT people have had to struggle against bigotry and oppression for generations. It is tragic that they inflict and ignore injustice in their own ranks.

This is an excellent article. To read this in its entirely go to No Asians, no black people. Why do gay people tolerate blatant racism?

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