‘Perfect storm’ of black violence on ‘gays’ by Colin Flaherty

Talking is one thing. Violence another. And more people are finding it harder to ignore the “anti-gay violence that plagues the black community,” says a headline for an article by Kenyon Farrow in The Grio, a black news website produced by NBC News.

Black mob violence against “gay” people is a perfect storm of three secret worlds: Newspapers do not report the predators, victims do not report the crimes and being “gay” is “about the worst thing you can be in black culture,” CNN anchor Don Lemon told the New York Times.

That is why a growing number of people – black and white, “gay” and straight – say this violence is more widespread and less reported than most people think.

So let’s start the reporting, beginning with the benign and working toward the violent.

Sometimes the homophobia is just talk. Black people voted overwhelmingly against “gay” rights initiatives in California and North Carolina. “Gay” writer Dan Savage belled the cat: “I’m done pretending that the handful of racist gay white men out there … are a bigger problem for African Americans, gay and straight, than the huge numbers of homophobic African Americans are for gay Americans, whatever their color.”

Convoluted? Yes. But in the hyper-sensitive environs of the politically correct, this was a shot heard round the world.


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