Posts tagged ‘African American’

March 20, 2011

Gays hijacking the Civil Rights Movement

by Accidental Bear

Now wait one cotton pickin’ minute, what am I reading here (I could not resist, do not hang me). Homophobia exists within its own community, racism within its own race. So it is no surprise that one minority group slams another. Dear Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr, were you not held as a child or were you simply dropped on your head? I support you EVEN THOUGH we are different.

As a GAY, I am sorry for taking some of your spot light.

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Rev. Slams Civil Rights, Gay Rights Link

By Advocate.com Editors

KEITH RATLIFF X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM

Breaking with several state- and national-level leaders of the NAACP, an Iowa-based preacher who heads a chapter of the country’s oldest civil rights organization said he is sick of gays and lesbians “hijacking the Civil Rights Movement.”

Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr., president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP, added there is “no parallel” between the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the gay rights movement, and to draw such a correlation is “an insult,” according to the Des Moines Register.

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March 12, 2011

Pic of Day

by Accidental Bear

Courtesy: Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present
….a photography collection by Deborah Willis

“Apparently this shot, caused some controversy when featured as the cover image on a Publisher’s Weekly issue, in which the focus was trends within the African-American publishing community. Personally, I just dig the capture.”

 

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