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    Straight Black Men - type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness.

    In a column for The Root's Very Smart Brothas, writer Damon Young accused straight black men of having the type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness. Black men, while victims of the white man's oppressiveness, are the oppressors of the nonheterosexual/male black person.

    Were the ones for whom the first black president created an entire initiative to assist and uplift, Young, a black man, wrote. Were the ones whose beatings and deaths at the hands of the police galvanize the community in a way that the beatings and sexual assaults and deaths that those same police inflict upon black women do not. Were the ones whose mistreatment inspired a boycott of the NFL despite the NFLs long history of mishandling and outright ignoring far worse crimes against black women.

    According to Young, straight black men are overrepresented in social justice circles and racism counters, when black girls and women are facing the same racism, if not more. Making things worse, he noted, white people aren't believing black women and girls when they say they are being oppressed, like they believe black men.

    Leftists Decry Straight Black Men as 'The White People of Black People'

    how do these people make it through the day without going postal or offing themselves
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

    There is a deeply anti-democratic undercurrent to much of the criticism of the new president, borne aloft by an assumption that democracy is too important to be left to the voters.

    And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues. - A West.

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    If everybody is an oppressor, then nobody is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    If everybody is an oppressor, then nobody is.
    Those poor black homosexuals. Everybody is picking on them.

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