Mass Confusion

24 Feb 2004 /

The biggest problem I find is that many black people don’t support the gay and lesbian civil rights movement because they don’t see black people as gay. And I think a lot of that comes from what they see on television because there are one or two characters who are both black and gay.

— Jasmyne Cannick, board member of the National Black Justice Coalition, quoted on

Now that’s the looniest statement I’ve heard today — although I do think the number of people unable to distinguish television from real life has been trending sharply upward . . .

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