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mk  ·  3861 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Why I'm not proud of being gay"
I believe that there is some difference there, but once you try to answer "Proud of what?" it gets muddy.

I feels good, and it's empowering, and for the downtrodden, it's really hard not to excuse it, or even to support it. But fundamentally, it just isn't right. I could tell James Brown that I liked him because he was funky, but I couldn't tell him I liked him because he was black.

It's so very messy. But we need to get away from it. We are all in this together. A black person might suffer panic attacks just like a white person on his right, and have nothing in common with the black person on his left.