Want to see an example of how racism and queerphobia work in conjunction? When Uganda enacts anti-queer legislation, we say: “Why are black people so homophobic?” When the Ukraine enacts anti-queer legislation, we don’t say: “Why are white people so homophobic?” We treat the Ukraine as an individual nation. We treat the Ukrainian people as individuals. We blame the homophobia on the repressive government, rather than an entire race of people. The very OPPOSITE of what we do in the case of Uganda.
And both white AND black people participate in this clearly hypocritical paradigm. And both white AND black people believe in it.”
- Son of Baldwin (via sonofbaldwin)