Why Do Straight White People Have to Throw It In Your Face That They’re Straight and White?!
A recent post by Jeff Pearlman urged people who don’t embrace homosexuals to “wake the Hell up.” My sentiments exactly.
One of the comments, though, shows how far we have to go. I’d like to say this is isolated, but I hear/see these questions a lot in relation to festivals and parades extolling and advertising Gay Pride and other advocacy related to the acceptance of homosexuals.
“but why does there have to be a day?
why does there have to be a parade?
why do they have to throw it in everyone’s face?
why do they think anyone cares?”
1. Because they need to raise awareness in order to be embraced and accepted.
2. Because they need to raise awareness in order to be embraced and accepted.
3. I’m sorry, did a gay pride float crash into your living room?
4. Because clearly you do, they’re throwing it in your face!
One of the other common comments I see is “how come there isn’t a straight pride parade?” These are often the same folks who ask why we don’t have a white history month.
Listen. Minorities? They’ve been oppressed, and some of them still are. We have white history month every freaking month, and we have a straight pride parade every time a team franchise wins a sporting championship.
Whites didn’t spend the first hundred and fifty years in this country enslaved, and didn’t have to be hung, tortured, and sprayed with hoses for another hundred years until they attained something resembling a fighting chance at surviving in this country.
Straight people aren’t told on a regular basis that they’re sub-human or going to Hell. Straight people can get married, and enjoy all the rights and benefits that come with that. Straight people can tell people they’re straight without fear of physical attack, being shunned by loved ones, or being told by a country that preaches equality that they need to shut their mouth if they want to go out and die for their country.
So if you’re one of those people that ask the above questions: please, for the love of God, stop saying this stupid shit.