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dank-potion:

xombebe:

thegoddamazon:

howtobeterrell:

two gay fathers and son

And a beautiful Black family. <3

How about, “And a beautiful family. <3”? Why choose to add “black”? I didn’t even register their skin color until I read that comment..
*Shrugs*
-X

No, its not that simple. We live in a world where Black men are universally demoralized for being homophobic and absent fathers. This picture simultaneously defies both stereotypes and its important to recognize that. In addition, they’ll face erasure for being black in the LGQBT community and for being queer in the Black community. Erasing their race isn’t equality, its just dismissive of their specific struggles.

Thank you for pointing that out. The societal expectations toward a particular marginalized group are often incredibly demoralizing and help shape said community, almost always in a very dysfunctional way. I think I will tell my story someday, from Indonesia on how the local gay community simply conform to the most negative aspects of stereotypes that society portray them into. Said conformation is simply because we have very few (next to no) positive role models we can relate to, and aggravated by the polarization effects that usually takes place in most opposing viewpoints.
We’re no Iran, but there are thousands of rotten things to point out.
More about that later when my academic works are finished.

dank-potion:

xombebe:

thegoddamazon:

howtobeterrell:

two gay fathers and son

And a beautiful Black family. <3

How about, “And a beautiful family. <3”? Why choose to add “black”? I didn’t even register their skin color until I read that comment..

*Shrugs*

-X

No, its not that simple. We live in a world where Black men are universally demoralized for being homophobic and absent fathers. This picture simultaneously defies both stereotypes and its important to recognize that. In addition, they’ll face erasure for being black in the LGQBT community and for being queer in the Black community. Erasing their race isn’t equality, its just dismissive of their specific struggles.

Thank you for pointing that out. The societal expectations toward a particular marginalized group are often incredibly demoralizing and help shape said community, almost always in a very dysfunctional way. I think I will tell my story someday, from Indonesia on how the local gay community simply conform to the most negative aspects of stereotypes that society portray them into. Said conformation is simply because we have very few (next to no) positive role models we can relate to, and aggravated by the polarization effects that usually takes place in most opposing viewpoints.

We’re no Iran, but there are thousands of rotten things to point out.

More about that later when my academic works are finished.

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