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BLACK PEOPLE: Is the civil rights struggle and gay rights struggle the same??!!

BlueRepublican 2012/05/11 21:44:05
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Dr. King is one of my heroes. He gave his life for his people to achieve equality and dreamed of a better America for his children. To this day, his "I have a dream" speech still gives me chills.

Some people compare the two movements and claim that they are the same. They claim that the ultimate goal of both is equality and non-discrimination. While blacks were fighting off police dogs and water hoses, gays also had to overcome adversity because of their "sexual orientation"

There are others who disagree and say that the "gay lifestyle" did not keep any white persons from voting or having the same rights. They add the "gay rights struggle" cannot be compared to the struggle for Black Americans to be treated as whites.

So, what do you think? Is it the same? Is it not the same, why?
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  • JoLost Cyan9 2012/05/15 00:27:03 (edited)
    JoLost
    "You can hide being gay. You can't hide being black.".

    You didnt say it, you wrote it. Perhaps you should be the one reading what you write.
  • Cyan9 JoLost 2012/05/15 00:32:29
    Cyan9
    like I said, when did I write the sentence was justification for discrimination?
  • JoLost Cyan9 2012/05/15 15:07:27
    JoLost
    YES, It was implied.

    There is no sides to the matter. There is only One United States constitution.
  • Cyan9 JoLost 2012/05/15 16:01:09
    Cyan9
    Well you're assuming too much because I never implied that. hence why I said we were on the same side(meaning we both think discrimination is wrong). I was simply stating there are different kinds of discrimination.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/12 19:54:05
    Yes, it is the same
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
  • Morgan 2012/05/12 19:49:05
    Yes, it is the same
    Morgan
    +4
    I actually think that they are really similar the fight equality. Personally the only differences I see is that its easier to hide the fact that you are gay than to hide the fact that you are black.
  • 2468 2012/05/12 16:35:51
    Yes, it is the same
    2468
    +4
    The fight it to make equality for a new segment of the population.

    The Constitution put this all in motion it has just taken us generations to get to this point.
  • Mike 2012/05/12 16:08:48
    None of the above
    Mike
  • STEVE 2012/05/12 15:42:48
    No, it is not the same
    STEVE
    +3
    I AM NOT BLACK, I KNOW AND LOVE SO MANY BLACKS WHO HAVE WORKED AND STRUGGLED SO LONG FOR THE RESPECT THEY HAVE TODAY. IT TRIVIALIZES ALL THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED TO REDUCE TO COMPARING WITH "GAY RIGHTS". I HOPE THIS WILL NOT BE PUSHED TO SAY THEY ARE THE SAME. CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH
  • Morgan STEVE 2012/05/12 19:50:20
    Morgan
    +4
    I don't think that they are the same but they are fighting for the same thing: Equality
  • STEVE Morgan 2012/05/12 23:44:35
    STEVE
    +2
    NO THEY ARE NOT AND DON'T LET PEOPLE PULL YOU IN BY EXTENSION...THIS IS THE SAME AS XYZ...YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ACCEPT THEIR PREMISES...YES I DID HAVE A DEBATE SCHOLARSHIP....
  • Morgan STEVE 2012/05/13 02:02:43
  • rustyshackelford 2012/05/11 23:39:15
  • Zuggi 2012/05/11 22:25:55
    None of the above
    Zuggi
    +4
    I'm not a black person, but yes it's the same.
  • Cyan9 Zuggi 2012/05/12 20:32:41
    Cyan9
    +1
    not really.
  • Zuggi Cyan9 2012/05/12 21:51:48
    Zuggi
    +2
    Other than scope, what's the difference? Both were/are denied equal rights.
  • Cyan9 Zuggi 2012/05/14 01:12:50 (edited)
    Cyan9
    +1
    What do you mean other than scope? That is the difference. Discrimination based on race was inseparable from living in the south during Jim Crow. Today, Gays aren't sent to separate but equal schools or have to drink from gay water fountains. You can hide being gay. You can't hide being black. That's the difference. It's like saying all discrimination is equivalent regardless of scope. It's not.
  • Zuggi Cyan9 2012/05/14 01:42:07
    Zuggi
    +1
    Yes, there was a far greater amount of discrimination with black civil rights, but legal discrimination is still wrong.
  • Cyan9 Zuggi 2012/05/14 05:48:42
    Cyan9
    Yes I agree. That was my point.
  • DJPanicDC 2012/05/11 22:12:37
    Yes, it is the same
    DJPanicDC
    +1
    perhaps closer to suffrage since it does not have the historical depth
    however I fail to see how anyone who has been on the other side of bigotry, would not want to help anyone else fight it
  • Waldorf 2012/05/11 21:59:19
    No, it is not the same
    Waldorf
    +2
    I can't imagine blacks allowing that it is even close to the same thing. They should be very offended by the question.
  • BlueRep... Waldorf 2012/05/11 22:00:41
    BlueRepublican
    +2
    He's not offended...
    al sharpton
  • DJPanicDC BlueRep... 2012/05/11 22:10:43
    DJPanicDC
    +2
    Why would anyone be offended?
  • Waldorf BlueRep... 2012/05/11 22:12:29
    Waldorf
    Ha! Ole Al never passes up a media opportunity, even if only valid in his mind. We certainly don't leave it to Al Sharpton to establish what are or are not real racial issues.
  • Metaldane 2012/05/11 21:55:50 (edited)
    Yes, it is the same
    Metaldane
    +2
    I wouldn't say exactly the same black people had to face more open prejudice because you can't hide your skin color but they are very similar movements because the goals of both groups are to end discrimination and have equal civil rights it's why I support them because I'm for equal treatment.
  • 2468 Metaldane 2012/05/12 16:37:57
    2468
    +2
    Just as Blacks can't hide their skin color is it hard to hide "FABULOUS."

    flaming gay
  • Metaldane 2468 2012/05/12 23:21:22
    Metaldane
    +1
    Well he's one of em that follow that fashion type not all do and he's obviously open about it.
  • Melizmatic 2468 2012/05/13 19:46:48
    Melizmatic
    +2
    *lolz!
  • Níl mé leat 2012/05/11 21:53:34
    None of the above
    Níl mé leat
    +1
    At the heart of every civil rights issue I feel the intent is same: equal and fair treatment for all regardless. Can one groups fight be compared to anothers even if the intent is the same at it's core? I don't believe so. It is a different fight, different groups, differnt issues, and different hopeful outcomes. I guess I'm somewhere in the middle.

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