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Archive for March 21st, 2007

Homophobia in the Black Community

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 21, 2007

Terrance blogs about homophobia and the Black community in his blog The Republic of T.:

He’s right in terms of black homophobia having its roots in the homophobia of the dominant society, just as Horace Griffin traces it back to the “queering” (as I imagine Dyson might put it) of black sexuality going all the way back to slavery and the inculcation of black slaves into a conservative, biblically literalistic Christianity during a sexually repressed Victorian era.

However, I think that only means that there’s even more of a need to focus on homophobia in black communities. There’s even more of a need to point out that black churches are in many ways aligning themselves with the same political forces that used religion against black people, as a means of justifying slavery and segregation, because the leaders of those movements know that religiously-based homophobia is one area of common ground they have with religious blacks. And those same political leaders employ religion to justify economic policies (among others) that negatively impact many African Americans.

Posted in Black Issues, Heterosexism, Homophobia, LGBTQI Issues, Religion | Leave a Comment »

Imperialism and Latin America

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 21, 2007

Phalcon, of the blog Guerrillas in the Matrix, writes about recent moves in Latin America by the U.S. and other elements:

In spite of massive protests during Bush’s recent tour of Latin America, it’s not what the people want that counts. It’s what the big money wants. And the big money is out to crush Chavez, the Bolivarian Revolution, and any other Leftist regime that rears its head in Latin America.

The conflict between capitalism and the exploited masses of people in Latin America is going to loom ever larger in the coming decades, and the struggle promises to be a very nasty affair. Chavez will discover, like Castro, that the big money powers will stop at nothing to crush him.

Posted in Capitalism, Corporations, Globalization, Government, Imperialism, International, Socialism | Leave a Comment »

Erasing the Chicano Presence

Posted by ritualground on March 21, 2007

Today Nezua at The Unapologetic Mexican blogs about the glaring omission of the Mexican American experience in Ken Burns’ new World War II documentary, The War.

When you have people risking their lives in the line of fire for your country’s cause, and who are even recognized by the government in such a way, and after so much minimalization and abuse; to purposefully omit their presence on what is sure to be a much-respected historical film—this is utter disrespect.

Posted in History, Latina/o Issues, People of Color, War, Whiteness | Leave a Comment »