Kobe Bryant Tells ‘Em: Delete ‘Your Gay’ From Vocabulary

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  1. Next on his list: Learning the difference between “your” and “you’re”

  2. This is good stuff, no doubt. But when are gay foks gonna stand up black foks on any number of issues? The door of respect works best when it swings both ways,

    • John Smith says:

      Whats black got to do with it? Yes, people should respect oneanother but this has nothing to do with Kobe’s race.

  3. Heriberto Vizcarra says:

    “it’s even better that those watchdogs don’t merely shout; they instruct, they educate, they turn enemies into allies.”
    Don’t you have your parents for that? Or yourself? Who taught you to fuck? Did you stay virgin because no one taught you?

  4. John Smith …I am glad you asked.Because the consistent compartmentalization of these kind of cross-cultural grievances is retrograde nonsense that does little to encourage actual healing between the groups. We need a more grownup, nuanced, discussion that speaks about the relationship between groups openly and honestly. I bring it up because neither group is innocent of abusive behavior toward the other.Neither group is just a perennial victim but is both victim and perpetrator. It about forming alliances.In other words gay men should be helping black men deal with prison reform while expecting that black men will do as Kobe and Kenneth Faried have done. Where is the gay male voice speaking out on this issue?There are certainly gay men- black white and the others as well- in prison being abused.

  5. John Smith…Secondarily, John when you write that this issue has nothing to do with race, that is flat out not true.The truth is, who exactly gets help in this country, or rather who gets to be perceived as being worthy of help, has everything to do with race and gender and religion and culture and political affiliation-men who aren’t feminist get punished all the time- and status and wealth.

    My point in bringing up the needs of black men in relationship to the overall issues of bigotry against gay men was no intended to a steal the issue or to minimize what happens to gay men. But frankly for someone or a group to complain about bigotry they should first be free of bigotry themselves.It sort of like hearing feminists complaining of bigotry while ignoring their own bigotry. I’m guessing you know how much that sucks.

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