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06 May 2008

Civil Rights and Gay Rights Don't Belong in The Same Sentence

Crystal Dixon a Human Resources Officer at The University of Toledo has been put on suspension until further investigation for writing a piece on Gay rights vs Civil rights. In Dixon's opinion these words don't belong in the same sentence. The Human Resources Officer is responsible for promoting equity and diversity.

Right out the gate she began with, "As a Black woman who happens to be an alumnus of the University of Toledo's Graduate School, an employee and business owner, I take great umbrage at the notion that those choosing the homosexual lifestyle are "civil rights victims." Here's why. I cannot wake up tomorrow and not be a Black woman."

Geesh, here we go again! I am so tired of hearing this as a justification from African American people. It's really a poor argument. Apparently Crystal Dixon feels her credentials are worthy of mentioning, as if this will make this ignorant prejudice more credible.

Also, Ms. Dixon seeing as you feel so educated and prominent through your achievements, then why is it you're not in knowledge of the definition of Civil Rights? Civil Rights have nothing to do with sexual orientation. These rights have absolutely nothing to do with if you are Black or White. These rights are based on humanness. Alloted to all human beings. That's why it's called a civil right.

The argument I cannot wake up and not be Black is as old an antiquated as the point constantly made by heterosexuals, "God made Adam & Eve not Adam and Steve." Well if there is a God he/she in fact made Steve and Adam. They didn't come into existence by the mixing of a quick 15 minute recipe from Betty Crocker.

Dr. Martin Luther King fought for everyone to have civil rights. He didn't go around taking a survey, "Before I fight for you let me ask you this are you gay or straight?" So don't get it twisted Ms Dixon. Your defense is weak and you're grasping at straws.

Crystal Dixon goes on to say, "Daily, thousands of homosexuals make a life decision to leave the gay lifestyle evidenced by the growing population of PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex Gays) and Exodus International just to name a few." I want her to wake up tomorrow and decide to leave her heterosexual lifestyle. I wonder how hard she would find this?

You can continue reading her opinion piece Educated yet Ignorant.

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