What Kerry Washington Got Wrong About 'Black Homophobia' At The GLAAD Awards

March 23, 2015 2:41 PM

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While I appreciated Kerry Washington’s speech at this weekend’s GLAAD Awards — it focused mostly on “women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people” banding together to fight discrimination — I was taken aback by the Scandal actress’ comments about Black Homophobia.

I felt like she was implying that we are more homophobic than others and we just don’t get it. Then, the crowd’s response to that statement was also very telling. To me, their response was a co-sign that said, “Yes, Miss Kerry, Black folks are very homophobic and unaware.”

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