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  •  Is it kind of like (2+ / 0-)
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    the social pressures of choosing a race when you are both?  

    Is it kind of like the social pressures of acting however society feels you should act based on where you are or who you are with?

    Like if I live in Canada and all the Canadians make fun of me because I talk like a black kid?  Should I then start acting like a white canadian?

    Or like if I live in Harlem and don't sound black enough should I then start acting more black to avoid being ostracized?

    OR what about who I choose to date is it the pressure from my black friends and family that I should date black people?  Or pressure from the families of my white girlfriends that I have to not have any thoughts related to black people if I want to be a good boyfriend?

    I know about those kind of pressures, furthermore in my own self discovery I have done things I am not proud of.  I've done things that have hurt people and I have to own it.  Just like he does.  

    He's not a bad person, coming out under those circumstances is very brave but like many people that have to discover who they really are under immense social pressure (not just gay people) we make mistakes along the way.  It's a part of the process. that's my takeaway from Howard's poorly worded article.  

    Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

    by mim5677 on Thu May 02, 2013 at 01:42:34 PM PDT

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    •  "he's not a bad person" / "he's an asshole"? (8+ / 0-)
    •  Those situations are quite different. (9+ / 0-)

      You're grasping at straws here. Nothing about being biracial involves someone socially pressuring you--without them knowing you're biracial--to be something you're not.

      The issue here is of being so inculcated with the pressures of "GET MARRIED, HAVE KIDS" that Collins did it without thinking anything else was even possible. You've no idea what that situation is like until you're in it.

      In fact, in an earlier, poignant diary on this site, it was said:

      There are many things in this world you can't understand unless you go through them.
      Who said that?

      You did.

      Too bad you've strayed so far from that message today and descended into flagrant hypocrisy when the the person involved isn't you. Talk about selfish...

      And you're being dishonest here, as you explicitly called Collins an "asshole." Your last paragraph is hardly congruous with your earlier venom, so you're backpedaling furiously, I see.

      •  Hypocrisy apparently isn't a crime (0+ / 0-)

        ask Jason Collins...

        Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

        by mim5677 on Thu May 02, 2013 at 07:09:54 PM PDT

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        •  What hypocrisy on his part? (0+ / 0-)

          Was he campaigning against homosexuality while being closeted?

          Your inability to just admit you were/are being an overly judgemental ass is pathetic.

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