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LGBTQ+ Site Asks: “Are straight black men the white people of black people?”

Apparently the notion of “white privilege” is no longer limited to white people. Racial justice, social justice, and LGBTQ+ websites are publishing articles pondering the question “Are straight black men the white people of black people?” They speak of the privilege that black males have and how they unconsciously assert dominance over black females and gay black males.

This stems from an essay that a Damon Young published last year, but is gaining traction now. “Highlights” of his initial article include:

It feels counterintuitive to suggest that straight black men as a whole possess any sort of privilege—particularly the type of privilege created for and protected by whiteness. 

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