Dedicated to all my gay friends.
So, here I am in my aerospace camp (we learn about aerospace engineering and make stuff like circuits and rockets) and a group of black boys who were forced to go there by their parents were talking about gays and how much they hate them.
“Wow…” I said. “You do realize that about 150 years ago your ancestors were in slavery because they had a different skin colour.”
They acted like I was just stating the obvious. “No! I had no idea…” they said sarcastically.
“Well, here you are, 50 years after the Civil Right’s movement and you’re discriminating against somebody because they’re different.”
No, I don’t mean to say that all blacks are hypocrites. Homophobia is found in whites just as much as blacks as well as acceptance of gays. It has nothing to do with skin colour. But the Civil Right’s movement should have taught us all a lesson. The Civil Right’s movement should have taught us that just because somebody is different doesn’t mean we have to hate them.
What kind of a person hates another person because of their personal sexual preferences?
This is why I’m not proud to be human right now. We get discriminated against for our differences, initiate change to make that better, and then go back to discriminating against a new minority.
Reason save us all.