A White Gay’s Guide for Dealing with the Black Community: Chapter 5: Those Who Live in a Glass House Shouldn’t Throw Stones…

A White Gay’s Guide for Dealing with the Black Community

Chapter 5:
Those Who Live in a Glass House Shouldn’t Throw Stones…

…especially when they are a white gay male who dresses up in blackface for white gay men, rednecks, and their moms as an illiterate Southern Black welfare mother named Shirley Q. Liquor who has nineteen kids including Cheeto, Orangello, Chlamydia, and Kmartina, guzzles malt liquor and drives a Caddy, attends Mount Holy Olive Second Baptist Zion Church of God in Christ of Resurrected Latter-Days AME CME, speaks in Ebonics and makes comments like “axe your mamma how she durrin” and misuses words like “ignunt,” and every year sings “The 12 Days of Kwanzaa.”

“On the fifth day of Kwanzaa, my check came in the mail. AFDC! Thank you, Lawd! Come on kids; let’s go to the store for some collard greens, ham hocks, and cheese!”

As much as I hate to even write anything about this ignorant asshole on my blog, it must be pointed out that you can manage to raise an international furor over the passage of Prop. 8 and the selection of a pastor who doesn’t support gay marriage but can’t seem to put the same effort into stopping one of your own from mocking Black people. And we know you can do it if you want too, we haven’t forgotten Isaiah Washington.  The real kicker is that you can’t even stop booking him to perform at your clubs and pride celebrations–but it’s all good right?  wrong.

So you were saying…

I know, I know—go whine about it on your blog.  Let me help you get started…I’m a racist, bigot, bitch–no make that a Black bitch, yadayadayada…my response…

blog-this

CHARLES KNIPPS BEFORE

AFTER AS SHIRLEY Q. LIQUOR

WHAT CHARLES KNIPPS AND HIS AUDIENCE CONSIDER FUNNY

The following photos were posted on his website…

SHIRLEY Q. LIQUOR VIDEOS


12 Days of Kwanzaa


Ebonics Airwaves

PREVIOUS CHAPTERS

CHAPTER ONE: Stop Preaching to the Choir

CHAPTER TWO: Blaming Blacks for Whites Behavior

CHAPTER THREE: Listen to Black Gays When it Comes to Black People…Duh!

CHAPTER FOUR: Just STFU Already

The Court of Public Opinion

  • Mume

    Point.

  • I have learned a great deal about “…the black community for dummies”.

  • Political Girl

    Your commentary was spot on Jasmyne as usual. The latest so-called “outrage” now from white middle class gays is that “Obama has no “out” gay or lesbian member in his cabinet.”
    If the white gay leadership in our community doesn’t stop and take a long look at the wrong battles that they are choosing to fight, there is going to be a backlash against all gay Americans. Picketing churches and hassling a 75 year old lady because she does not support “gay marriage” does not gain our community any ground. All this does is just continue to give folks like Pat Robertson ammnunition to try and continue to divide gays from the rest of America. He and his cohorts have broadcast almost daily, the church picketing by white gays. This sort of tactic does nothing but make the gay community appear as if they are anti-God or anti-religious and in a culture like ours in the US where 70%-75% of Americans continue to say that they consider themselves Christians, these sort of tactics just does nothing but further isolate our community from the rest of the nation.

  • CoCo DLux

    WOW, I’m speechless…

    I read the angry responses you got for chap.4(compliments to you Ms.Cannick nicely said) but nobody seems to be angry about this????
    Maybe b/c he knows a black person or has a black friend, this is ok.
    NAW.
    Blackface = Racist Statement= NOT FUNNY

  • Loco

    Coco DLux: The last post has been quoted and I think linked to as well from other places.

  • Better Cheddar

    So one guy like this says shit and you hate all white gay men? Please…. do you ever watch black comedians make fun of white people? Do us all a favor and become straight. You are a disgrace to lesbians everwhere.

    Signed – cracker (Better Cheddar).

  • Homosexual White Devil Man

    I wonder what Jasmyne “Black Is Superior” Cannick when her homies in Richmond do this to her. I can tell you what I, a homosexual white devil man, will say: Absolutely nothing.

  • Click the link for the article.

  • Your pointed pink sheets are showing…..

  • Kisha

    Such an outrage. Are we to be belittled and mocked in such a disgusting manner forever? What black comic is able to get away with such foolishness? Not a one. It is not funny-it is racist.

  • Philysiphilus Jackson

    Uh oh. Jasmyne have spelled OrangeJello wrong. K-Martina have a dash in it too. Shooot

    Tis the season to have extra sand caught up in her pussy.

    Jasmyne need laid real bad

  • mademark

    I like your site, Jasmyne. I know you’ve been taken to task for some of your opionions, but we’re all on the same planet. I’m a middle class white gay man but I don’t seem to fit the generalizations you sometimes make of us. That’s okay. I think the blackface drag performer is a disgrace, and I’m equally ambarrassed by some of the commenters.

  • There is nothing about this that’s funny. I don’t care if it’s a gay/straight/white/black/brown/purple person doing it. It’s ugly, racist, and shameful. I’ve seen these clips on other sites and I’ve said the same thing no matter where they are posted.

    I don’t laugh at racist or sexist or homophobic jokes and I make sure anyone who tells one in earshot knows that I think they are a piece of shit. To paraphrase Burke: all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people say nothing.

    This is why I am having a hard time letting the Rick Warren issue go. I expect this triangulation crap from the Clintons. It hurts BECAUSE it’s Obama.

  • Cindy

    Wow. I mean wow.

    I have never heard of this guy, but I can not even believe that such an act still exists. Wow. It’s so beyond offensive.

    Who in the hell actually hires this “performer”?

  • Shannon

    Of course it’s offensive, but it’s quickly disregarded because it’s comedy. People are quick to make comparisons to black comics making white jokes… um, when have black folk ever oppressed white folk to the level and degree that black folk have been oppressed in this country? When haven’t ‘our’ jokes rang true?

    I’ll tell the truth and shame the devil. White people are 1/10 the world’s population. A number steadily decreasing because ‘white’ is recessive but they keep fucking PoC and making ‘colored’ babies. The ‘fundamentalists’ don’t like gay white men because they will not (for the most part) produce white offspring. So, um, gay whites? Take that up with your ‘straight’ brothers and sisters… we, of color, didn’t start the fire.

    The ‘white race’ tries to convince the rest of the world’s population of their ‘superiority’ because the ‘race’ itself is a dying breed (along with being a social construct). That’s why ‘blond hair & blue eyes’ are considered the standard of beauty… because it’s rare and it will no longer exist in a century, or two.

    Anything and everything will be used to denigrate a people who they *know* are not morally, physically nor mentally inferior… because white folk know their tenuous place on the world’s stage. So this is comedy. They get their ‘yuk yuks’ at the expensive of those they *know* will be around for generations to come, thinking that if they make us feel inferior, we’ll see white folks as our saviors, or something. Don’t be fooled black, brown, yellow and white folks with sense, who aren’t into eugenics, ‘purity of the white race’, or feeling a sense of superiority based upon skin color… such a shallow, shallow thing, anyway… karma is a bitch.

  • And then conservative gays wonder why they don’t get any support from POCs.

  • Chris

    To Better Cheddar and Homosexual White Devil Man,

    Jasmyne never said she didn’t like ALL white Gay men. She is just pointing out one thing that is a known fact and your comment wears the shoe.

    “IF YOU’RE NOT ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM, YOU’RE NOT A PART OF THE SOLUTION”

    Therefore if you know and not speak, you condone it!

    PERIOD!

  • Choweesha

    PERIOD! oh that remind me, do anyone have any female hygene producks fo sell

  • Tee

    Right on Jasymne!!!

  • Hahaha

    I’ll take responsibility as a white man for everything that any white guy happens to do when you take responsibility for Robert Mugabe’s mass murder of his own people, Louis Farrakhan’s Holocaust denial, and OJ Simpson’s criminal behavior.

    If we’re going to start assigning mass guilt to people based on skin color, after all, it’s only fair right?

    All white gay people are responsible for what any white person does, so all black people must also accept responsibility for what any black person happens to do.

    Yeah, that’s progress towards a color-blind society where people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    Ms. Cannick, you’re just David Duke with ovaries and more melanin content.

  • DeanGreen

    Thank God someone is finally saying something about this issue. Somehow the LGBT community wants credit for inclusion in public and still wants to laugh at people of color in private.

  • I heard about this skittish character. What’s most embarrassing this person is from my raised state,Arkansas. Yes white gay community keeps booking this clown as entertainment for them. If we were really smart we will sue this man for emotional distress. Hit him where it hurts-his pocketbook. Blacklist every single venue that books him. Let all black people gay,straight,bi rise above him b/c we’re better than him. We’re magnificant. Point well taken Jasymne. I think once Obama is in office and handling his business with his administration and start overturning a lot of Bush’s hate and implement a more diversified layout which will include protection and some rights for the gay community then the white middle -upper class gays will shut up. Until then they can make all the noise they want. Peace is quieter,humulity is sweeter.
    Black gays need to support their own.

  • MM

    Hahaha on Sun, 28th Dec 2008 9:41 am

    I’ll take responsibility as a white man for everything that any white guy happens to do when you take responsibility for Robert Mugabe’s mass murder of his own people, Louis Farrakhan’s Holocaust denial, and OJ Simpson’s criminal behavior.

    If we’re going to start assigning mass guilt to people based on skin color, after all, it’s only fair right?

    All white gay people are responsible for what any white person does, so all black people must also accept responsibility for what any black person happens to do.

    Yeah, that’s progress towards a color-blind society where people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    Ms. Cannick, you’re just David Duke with ovaries and more melanin content.

    ___________________________________________________________
    Pathetic!

    When the Gay White community blamed the entire black community for the failure of Proposition 8, yet Whites are always telling Blacks that they are individual and not a monolith. When have Whites ever given Blacks the same courtesy and seen them as an individual and not a walking pathology.

    I wonder where was Gay white outrage when over 30 states failed gay marriage proposition. Looking at AZ and FL which have majority White and Hispanic populations who voted against these measures, where was LGBT vilification of those races–yet as always Blacks are blamed for everything underthe sun.

    I may be Black and Lesbian with twisted warped hate filled ovaries, but I refuse to support the LGBT white community and will continue to help people who look like me.

  • Sally

    I have to say that I’m appalled that the act is allowed to happen, and seems to be very well supported by those businesses and people who attend these ‘shows’ from what you’re reporting. Which city is this happening in?

    At the same time, I think its important not to do exactly what was being wrongly done to the black community with the backlash from the passing of prop8. Lets not group all gay white people together. They are not all the same – there are some who would be just as disgusted as I am with the activities shown above, and very much in partnership to work with the rest of us to end it.

    Its important that we rally together those with positive voices – and its just too easy to drown them out with the very loud actions of those who are negative.

  • ashcan

    And whites KEEP telling Blacks that there is no racism.

    Remember everyone, WHITES IN BLACKFACE IS (((ALWAYS))) RACIST!
    Whites invented blackface for the sole purpose of PERSECUTING Black people. What about the movie White Chicks? Blacks in whiteface has no racist history.

  • yeah, this is why i don’t go to “Pride”, and i cannot recall at any “black pride” where black gay people got up and made fun of white rednecks, KKKs, or whatever other disgrace has white skin. yeah, this is exactly why i don’t go to “Pride”

    and to just clear up this understated point, i know, and i believe jasmyne knows, that not ALL white people believe this is funny or cool and not ALL white people are racist. but frankly, RACISM is not an individual trait and as a “belief” or “feeling” or “attitude” it has a limited ability to help us understand the world as we know it.

    racism, and race, are institutions that differentially distribute power, resources, and opportunities on the basis of valued skin color. the frustration that black people in general have with white people in general, and this black gay person has with racist white gay people i have had the misfortune to encounter, is that THEY DON’T SEE THAT. whites who are not critical of their privilege fail to understand that any where in this universe where there is a racial hierarchy, blacks are on the bottom.

    so, a white man embodying the worsest images of racial stereotyping has far more influential effects in maintaining the racist hierarchy SIMPLY BECAUSE this white man is imbued with multiple dimensions of power (white skin, male gender). people listen to him and think that the things he says are accurate and objective portrayals of the world, EVEN AS THEY LAUGH AT HIM.

    on the other hand, when a black man or woman does the same thing, there is less cultural power in it. it has less ability to shape the opportunity structures surrounding the everyday individual. not because the comedian is ineffective, but because the black male/female is relatively disempowered SIMPLY BECAUSE of his/her unique situation within the racial hierarchy.

    end rant.

  • miss new orleans

    Par for the course for Jasmyne Cannick. I am so glad you are in Los Angeles. You are the worst kind of racist in that you actually believe you are better than White people. You would be run out of New Orleans in a New York second.