A White Gays Guide on How to Deal with the Black Community for Dummies: Chapter 12- What About the Hate Crimes That Gays Committed on Blacks Last November?

The L.A. County Human Relations Commission is out with a report that says that overall hate crimes in L.A. County dropped 4%, last year, except for with gays.  According to their report, crimes against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people increased, and they say it was fueled by the fall out over last November’s Prop 8 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in California.

Now I can see that, however, I seriously wonder if the Commission also took into account the numerous hate crimes and atrocities committed against Blacks by white gays during that same period, and if so, do the numbers reflect that.

I have no doubt that gays continue to be the victims of hate crimes not only in L.A. County but across the country and world, especially Black gays.

But here in L.A. County, last November there were quite a few gays who were committing the hate crimes—against Black people who were both heterosexual and gay who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Angry because of the passage of Prop 8 and looking to blame someone, many gays turned their anger towards Blacks and it didn’t matter if you were gay or not all that mattered during that chaotic time was that you were Black.  Numerous accounts of being called Nigga, people being accosted in their cars, etc. were reported by Black people who like I said, found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time (i.e. Westwood, West Hollywood).

So for me to take any report seriously from the L.A. County Human Relations Commission regarding hate crimes has to explicitly detail that part of the situation because if not, then once again it appears as if gays are the poor victims of hate crimes when in fact, the street goes both ways and when upset gays know how to spew a lot of hate of their own onto others.

L.A.’s Black leadership needs to jump on that and make certain that’s reflected in the report because I can guarantee you that if a Black committed a hate crime against a gay person–it’s in the report.

And you know know this…

Oh and for my new readers over at Young’s Communications, just in case you’re confused or are getting ready to label me a homophobe in addition to a racist, check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self–I’m a lesbian–a Black lesbian.  I know…now go run and tell that.

A White Gay’s Guide on How to Deal with the Black Community for Dummies

The Court of Public Opinion

  • andrew

    Uh, being called a “nigga” isn’t a hate crime. It may be offensive but its free speech and its legal. Just like your racist tirades againgst “white america.” No one was accosted. Give me a break. I dare you to publish one article or report of this….

  • Omi Femi

    @andrew Just because you don’t know black people who were attacked doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I received a phone call from a black lesbian friend in LA who was threatened IN HER CAR while she was sitting in traffic in Westwood. An article was written in one of the San Francisco newspapers. Farai Chideya, noted author and journalist also spoke of this on News & Notes as well as Real Time with Bill Maher last year.

    Right on Jasmyne!

  • Omi Femi

    …I forgot to mention that the people who threatened my friend were two white gay men. And Farai Chideya spoke about black people in general being threatened by white members of the LGBTQ community in LA after prop 8 passed.

  • Some Monster, No Doubt

    So basically, the White Gay’s Guide to Dealing With the Black Community can be summarized as “White shame is even more important for you than anyone else! You’re not allowed to be upset by persecution when it comes from black people! Black people are ALWAYS more persecuted and therefore ALWAYS more right!”

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  • Ginelle

    Why are white people so intimidated by Blacks? These responses that I am reading sounds like guilt and anger for being called out.