Saturday, August 1, 2009

FAGGOT


Im sure the title of this blog caught your attention. Its a hurt word like nigger, or cracker. It's use is to demean or hurt someone, whether they are homosexual or not. I am writing this blog because I saw first hand how hateful that word can be and even worse how much hate is built up in the person using the word. I was getting my seafood dinner at a local carry out in DC when I overheard a young boy, maybe in his early teens call two dudes that walked by faggots. The dudes walked on and honestly were not clockable but even so the word pierced through me. The young teen was terribly loud and even went so far to say I hope someone kills the faggots. I was in shock and astonishment. I thought who instilled all this hatred into this 12 or 13 year old. Where did he learn to hate so much? Clearly his threats were idle but it reminded me of a reality that we live in. The gay acceptance movement has far to go before stereotypes are removed, especially in the African-American community. Back to my thoughts on the boy I wondered if he learned this hatred at home. Im assuming "daddy" isn't there and mama cant control a teen boys every move. Maybe in school, where we know that age is a time where many teens tend to find themselves. Quite possibly even his church is the root of this hate. His interpretation of what the preacher said about "all gays are going to hell" could simply be, kill them. I don't know the source of the young teen's hatred, but I do know we need to accept people, no matter what their background may be. Diversity training needs to be taught in kindergarten quite frankly, which I know is a controversial issue and stance. However lets face it, most inner city youth are not directly exposed to the positive images that homosexuals contribute to society. That can extend to race and gender as well. The black male is in peril and it starts in the community. Most homes are in shambles and the schools are playing "catch up" so its time the HRC, GLAAD, and NBJC, and other affirming organizations begin to reach out to these people, young and old in order to facilitate discussion and hopefully acceptance. Because although that young man said those things not ONE adult said anything to quiet the boy. The word faggot is unacceptable.

4 comments:

iDELLA*BELLE! said...

Ok i Sure do agree! Its a shame. I am so tired of negroes allowing this hate to continue! Its just foolish to accept the one cousin locked up for 17 years but if another cousin says that they are gay, they are disowned and shunned.

F0X. said...

This blog is very deep. Good read.

thegayte-keeper said...

AMEN MY BROTHER!!!

corvedacosta said...

This word faggot when used to describe someone is the greatest humiliation. I have heard people call each other faggot before. When it is used, the person being called feels ashame and humiliated. The root of this can be blamed on the culture of a society. Clearly, Christianity has played some role in this, because of their constant hate and other segment of society (music/media).

It is sad people are not embraced as they are and the humiliation and shame continues in a cycle. When will it end?