DR. LAURA WHO?, KNOWN RACIST WHAT?
Maybe it’s just a generational thing or maybe I just don’t care much for advice columnist but why is it a big deal that this woman is a racist? Or rather now she’s a known racist as opposed to a not known racist? Haven’t we learned to not put anything past anyone?
Great she called a black woman the N word a word blacks call each other all the time. I see site after site is all over the Dr. Laura story but I don’t recall these same sites dedicating a single post to Sherri Shepherd a much more prominent figure, falsely and dangerously asserting that the increase of HIV/AIDS among black women was due to gay men. Nope not a single post about that, and barely any push back from the black community as a whole. And that’s something that is truly devastating our community.
Or how about black blogs persistent and continued homophobia. I mean did anyone see Bossip’s celebratory post about the District courts hold on Judge Walker decision? It was homophobia through and through. “Not so fast gays” or something to that affect was the title. Complete with a childish image of one man bending another over. Because duh same sex equality is all about the gays having anal sex. I mean that post was actively praising a roadblock to equality. And the list goes on in terms of homophobia, sexism, misogyny, classism, ableism you name it, and that’s just in the black community. The black online community.
Even looking beyond homophobia in the black community and the continued misinformation, lies, and outright ignorance of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the media barely ever talks about issues concerning the black community. Sure we get our special from Soledad (thanks), but actually getting down to what is harmful to the progress of the black community silence. You certainly won’t find many black blogs writing about the reading levels of black fourth graders, the drop out rates of black high school students, the incarceration rates of black men, or the continued sexist and misogynistic attack on black womanhood. I don’t know Dr. Laura being a racist just seems to pail in comparison to those things in my opinion.
I’m sorry but I cannot join this Dr. Laura circus. Its far too distracting for my tastes. I’ll be on the sideline focusing on what I consider more pressing issues like ending the stigma and confusion around HIV/AIDS (Sherri Shepherd) and fighting patriarchy which is the root of the racist, sexist, and homophobia tree and where our sites in my opinion should really be focused. We simply want to cut off branches, but why not just uproot the entire tree?