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Blacks: Having the Most Homophobic Month Ever

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

(The Root) This time of the year should be celebratory for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. It’s LGBT Pride Month, which was made official by President Barack Obama in 2010. New York City’s Pride events kick off this week, and in a matter of days, New York may become the most populous state in the nation to legalize gay marriage. But while all of this positive news is going on in the gay community, black folks might be having the most homophobic month ever.

First there’s Tracy Morgan, who made several insensitive jokes during a now infamous “comedy” routine in which he made the heinous statement that he would stab his son if he were gay. Morgan has since apologized and is licking the boots of any gay organization that will listen. He’s even returning to Nashville, Tenn., where he delivered the homophobic rant, to apologize to those who were offended. Morgan should have known the power of the gays, who quickly dismantled the careers of Isaiah Washington and Tim Hardaway after they made inflammatory statements about gays.

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