Time Magazine recently published an opinion piece (either online or in the magazine, who can tell these days?) by Sierra Mannie, a senior at the University of Mississippi. The title read, “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture.” Clearly published to cause a reaction (which obviously it has from me), the piece goes on to describe how gay white men, because of inherent privilege in our society, should stop talking, acting, pretending, or remotely aligning ourselves with black women. This is assuming that every gay white man that talks, acts, pretends to be or aligns himself with just one black woman, because all black women are exactly the same, right?
That was snark, I apologize. Allow me to explain.
Mannie goes on to talk about the very true hardships and disparities black Americans face in this country (I’ve written about it before for Thought Catalog). She’s…
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