The article is titled: "I'm Tired of Explaining Why I'm Offended by a Racist Drag Queen"
It's about a drag queen in Oregon who perpetuated stereotypes about black individuals when dressing up as an "inarticulate black welfare mother with 19 children". This is problematic on so many levels. Not just because of the blatant existence of sexism, but also because this individual, apart of the GLBTQ community, and I believe it is safe to assume that they desire respect and equality for the members of their community, is fighting oppression and expression by placing another group of folk into a deeper area of disrespect. If you wish to extract yourself, save your community, the minority, from oppression it is demeaning, regressive and contradictory to do so to another. It is inexcusable no matter who you are or where you come from. We must take into account the overlap of GLBTQ with race and identity. Also, to be aware that OBVIOUSLY there are a number of non-white folk who identify as GLBTQ, and we cannot make them feel excluded from this community. Acceptance is key, especially since we are striving for it ourselves.What do you all feel about "freedom of expression" or a group of people (who are not apart of the hegemonic top) insulting another group of people?
-Posted by Anna Ruhland
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