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27 May 2008

Morehouse College is somewhat Homophobic

I don't know what I was thinking or rather why I was so stunned when I read this was the only historical black college at least for black males. Come on Morehouse gents get with times.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

"Morehouse is like this enclave where Stonewall never happened," Brewer said, referring to the 1969 New York protest that galvanized the gay rights movement. "It just doesn't exist in this realm of reality."

"For generations, the unspoken rule for gay Morehouse men was "don't ask, don't tell." In some cases, defiance of that rule meant trouble. University of Texas professor Jafari Sinclaire Allen was a gay student at Morehouse in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Socially ostracized after coming out -- and later forming a gay student group that eventually dissolved -- he recalled fleeing the campus one evening after a forum on homophobia turned ugly. He and his friends feared he might be beaten. Allen didn't return to campus for 17 years."
Those were only a couple excerpts from the article, you can continue right here - reading Morehouse College faces its own bias -- against gays.


CrackerLilo said...

Had...to flee...the forum...about homophobia.

Christ on a cracker, if that doesn't say *exactly* why such a thing was, and still is, urgently needed, I don't know what the hell does.

Thank you for spotlighting this brave man.

Miss Vicki said...

no problem.