In the latest issue of Attitude Magazine, Michael Sam says the LGBT community has a long way to go when it comes to racial equality.
Sam told Attitude, “People have told me I’m not gay enough, people have told me I’m not black enough. I don’t know what that means. You want to be accepted by other people but you don’t even accept someone just because of the color of their skin? I just don’t understand that at all.”
In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Martin and Cleo Manago discuss Michael Sam’s comments about facing more racism in gay community than Black homophobia.
Martin explains Black gays who stay quiet about racism from white gays reminds him of Black women during the Civil Rights Movement. Martin said, “Black gay folks have told me they have been afraid to call out white gay racism out of fear of hurting the equality movement.”
He added, “Black women said the same about the civil rights movement. Many didn’t want to challenge Black male sexism for fear of hurting the movement.”
One year ago on TV One’s NewsOne Now Jasmyne Cannick, Cleo Manago and Terrance Laney discussed racism in LGBT community: https://youtu.be/CWzjqhruMA4
Three years ago TV One’s Washington Watch Dr. Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Cleo Manago, CEO and founder of Black Men’s Xchange; and Earl Fowlkes, president and CEO of the Center for Black Equity discussed inequality in LGBT movement: https://youtu.be/xunxNEi4H7k
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