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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

jtesar Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 1:07 PM
"Skin color is not immutable." However the perception of it is-as evidenced by the phenomenon of passing, as Walter White demonstrated. "Genetics determine skin color." Only up to a point, as Henry Louis Gates Jr. proves. Genetically he is more than half Caucasian. Yet his features are black.

Repeating what has been a rallying cry of gay activism for years, the cover of the December 16, 2008 issue of The Advocate announced, “Gay is the New Black: The Last Great Civil Rights Struggle.” Last week, on May 19th, headlines across the nation announced, “NAACP endorses gay marriage as ‘civil right.’” So, is gay the new black?

There are prominent black leaders who say yes, including Congressman John Lewis, who was active in the early Civil Rights movement. There are other prominent black leaders who say no, like Timothy F. Johnson, founder and president of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.