LGBT Prejudice Mirrors Racism and Sexism



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Answering the critics before they begin sniping

The author, and not anyone else either, is claiming prejudice against racial minorities is exactly equivalent to heterosexism. Prejudices are seamless. They do not issue values to victims by group. No group is no more or no less deserving to have justice. Prejudice, bigotry, racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, lookism, and prejudices based on abilities or lack thereof - including mental or behavioral health - are all wrong. The right-wing extremists within our midst exploit group rivalries to justify their power. Martin Luther King Jr. certainly knew this. His famous 1963 March on Washington was organized by his aide and openly gay black man, Bayard Rustin, and King put the kibosh on atavistic self-righteous folks who objected. He knew that as the slogan goes, it was a matter of "same struggle, different difference" and attempts to pit one group of the oppressed against each other was the cynical power play that it is and always will be.

George Nixon Shuler more than 7 years ago