Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Open Letter In Response to Dr. Boyce Watkins article entitled, "SORRY NEWSWEEK, BUT BARACK OBAMA IS NOT THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT"

Hello Dr. Watkins,

 I normally agree with you about 75% of the time on issues, but every now and again you spit out a massive brain fart that needs to be addressed. I read your article entitled, "SORRY NEWSWEEK, BARACK OBAMA IS NOT THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT"...

I found one particular line most troubling:

"As a proponent of gay marriage, I was admittedly taken aback by seeing a successful black man “turned out” in front of the American public.  In fact, I was actually insulted, not because there’s something wrong with being gay, but because Newsweek had the audacity to think that everyone would be HAPPY to be called gay."

Really,  Dr. Boyce? Really?

"Turned out, in front of the American public??"

(Translation: They turning him into a faggot in front of the whole country!!!!!!!!!!!)

I love your skillful use of coded dog-whistling to the black heterosexual community that is against homosexuality. It prompted me to write this response, however, in a forum that could not be censored( how odd that now you have all comments pass through a moderator. Of all the times I have posted, I never had to wait for a comment to be approved before....HMMM....)

 Whether everyone is happy being called gay, is so useless an argument in this context, it almost defies description why you even chose to mention it. Everyone is not happy being called black, or Negro, or African American, so explain to me how now, all of a sudden there is outrage over being called "gay"? Is it such an insult to you for a successful black man to be called "gay" that you take offense to the use of the term??? Here below was my comment posted to your blog(which was awaiting moderation, but JUST IN CASE your moderators decide it is a tad too hot for your blog, I'll post it here that everyone may still see it.):

I cannot believe you would be so “outraged” by this cover. Were you “outraged” by Obama being called the first Jewish President back in 2008 and 2009?

Why not? I wonder if any Jewish financial sponsorship or advertising dollars made you “hunky dorey” with the notion of Obama being declared the first Jewish President. I suspect that you would rather eat nails than to say ANYTHING that places you in the perceived light of being "outraged" over Obama being called, in any way, a Jew. Your blog would be shut down, any appearances scheduled for CNN would evaporate within minutes, and your career would be over faster than you could say Mazeltov, wouldn't it?

It amazes me how Negroes pick and choose when to become "outraged", based on who has the power to destroy their careers, and who does not.  When it comes to a group you disdain, yet do not fear in terms of their threat to shut your career down, you Negroes get real strong and bold. Just ask Roland Martin and his chatty, Bible thumping wife. I can only imagine how insulted you were when you saw, "The First Gay President" on the cover of Newsweek. Here is how I imagine your outrage when you first gazed upon that cover:

"OH HELL NAW! No they DIDN'T just DISS Obama like that! They calling him a fag-I mean gay???Why is it that they have to castrate every successful Black man we have and try to make him a punk, or less than a man???? Oh Fuck that, I'm writing an article on this bullshit! They dissin Obama, Yvette!

(yelling on Oovoo while Yvette watches and adds her two cents in to support.)

Can you believe this bullshit????"

 The whole moniker  "The first ____ President" is representative of the fact that a person is perceived to be a valuable ally for the progress of that particular group to which he is assigned it. So when Clinton was dubbed, “The first Black President”, it was because he styled himself as a friend of the black community( we can argue why he wasnt later. Perception is the issue here.) You sound strange saying,

In fact, I was actually insulted, not because there’s something wrong with being gay, but because Newsweek had the audacity to think that everyone would be happy to be called gay......”

(Always have to place a disclaimer "Not that there is anything wrong with being gay..." there to cover your behind.....a familiar trick white liberals used to cover their backsides against the charge of racism as well)

Excuse me, Dr Boyce?

I AM gay, and I am proud to be called gay. I am also black, and proud of that as well. Many millions of us around the world are HAPPY to be called gay, so what on EARTH are you talking about, that no one would be “happy” to be called gay? Is “gay” an insult to you? Are you one of those persons that say, ”I have no problem with faggots” when he is around his homeboys, but in public, pretends to be progressive on the issue of gay rights? Clearly, your latent subliminal bigotry is rearing its head here. Perhaps you are playing to the bigots that read your blog who might have been a tad critical of your recent positions regarding Roland Martin’s brainfarts and the whole notion of gay marriage endorsed by Pres. Obama. Since you insinuate that being called “gay” is SUCH an insult, that folks  would be unhappy to be referred to as such, perhaps you should look in the mirror of your own bullshit. You might see a reflection more reminiscent of Roland Martin than that of President Obama.


  1. BRAVO!!!!!!! Say it Again!!! I can't stand the "Black Rag of Trash" Blog aka Your Black World! Dr. Boyce, please make up your mind. If you speak for the people, then be for the wholeness of the people! my A$$!

  2. no one can be a holistic representative of the Black community. As diverse as the nation or the continent for that matter, Blackness in American ranges from Gullah, to African American, Creole, etc... and within those groups are sub-cultures such as homosexuals, socio-economic groups etc. I agree w. Hassan, the phobia surrounding homosexuality amongst African Americans is very conservative and rooted in ignorance and fear. possible a fear rooted in realizing our identity as everything else on the market is up for sale. That within the "community" there's a more so oppressed population, one that is often ridiculed or "hunted". that as progressive as African Americans claim to be, we're just as bias and hateful as "bastard" white conservative right fathers. but even so, no one person can be the voice of an entire people, it's the reason why wars are fought and blood flows freely down sidewalks. All we can do is speak from a UNITED voice against ignorance. Good going Brotha Hassan... be a voice in the auditorium of ignorance that is our people because apparently, negroes will applaud anything so long as it looks good, sounds good, and Lil' Wayne supports it.



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