Dear Drunk Homeless Dude,
I couldn’t help but take notice while on my crowded morning commute, that you were upset about something… mainly cuz you were yelling.
And I wanted you to know, I hear ya. Loud and clear. We don’t live in a post-racial America. Okay, maybe you didn’t say it that eloquently. In fact, I believe your exact words were, “it’s harder being a black man than it is to be a gay man.”
The validity of that statement is neither here nor there because you quickly followed that sentiment with a declaration that God would smite them for their wicked and disgusting ways.
Now, this is where I lost you. As a member of an oppressed group, are you seriously gonna look down on another disenfranchised group? Maybe it was the whiskey you’d clearly been drinking, but I’ve got a thought for you… Maybe don’t engage in homophobic rhetoric when trying to expose another form of intolerance? I dunno, just a thought.