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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 03:09 PM
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47. The reason why people get flamed for that
Edited on Sat Jan-10-09 03:13 PM by Chovexani
Is because too often people with privilege use their minority friends (whether real or imagined) as a shield against having their privilege questioned or their bigoted statements or ideas challenged. "I can't possibly be racist/homophobic/etc, I have a black/gay/etc friend!" To that, I will just point out that the white cop who sodomized Abner Louima was dating a black woman at the time, and that just about every major anti-gay figure on the right has a gay child, sibling, or some other person in their immediate family.

Also, as someone who has been that Token Minority friend to various white heterosexuals, I don't really appreciate being used as a trump card in internet arguments when my friends say stupid shit. I'm sure your friends don't either.
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