What I think she means is that she would rather not be defined by the fact that she is black and just be called an american like any white person would which I think is totally reasonable and if that’s what she wants then so be it. The not wanting to labeled as gay thing I don’t know. I wasn’t even aware she was a lesbian.
Read the article.
Listen to her speech
READ. THE. ARTICLE. ABOUT. WHAT. SHE. SAID. MORON.
No offense but I kinda can’t because there’s no link provided :s
I’m assuming the article treats it as something bad? Because I do agree with her. We don’t call white people European American, after all…
Sorry sorry You have a point… but you can find it on the Huffington post website.
She says she doesn’t wanna identify as African American or Lesbian even though that is what she is. She is kind of putting them in a negative tone almost. She isn’t saying she doesn’t wanna be defined by those labels because if she was saying that it wouldn’t bother me, but by saying she simply “identifies” as “human” is very… stupid.
The sheer truth is she is a lesbian and she is African American just like I’m bisexual and Mexican American… there is no changing biology no matter how much you want it to. To throw away what makes you… YOU… is o asinine and so stupid… I just can’t fathom it.
Not really, no.
I mean, in theory, yes, but she’s probably just as fed up with everyone assuming that she is a victim based on these labels as other sane people are.
Especially the African American part. Like she said, she has as much of a connection to Africa as most white Americans have to Europe (read: none), and they’re not labelled European American either, not to mention the usual victimology usually connected to that.
"Wow it must be so hard, being African American /and/ a lesbian", I’d be sick of that crap, too, especially because the same progressives that usually celebrate people for being that also reduce them to it and make everything they do into a brave warrior fighting against all odds for the cause, when chances are she has no interest in being their pet or to be seen as "that black lesbian".
And looking at the reactions, and how many people “disowned” her for rejecting these labels, I’d have wanted to get away from that, too, as they do not care about who she is, but what she is.
she’s a symbol for people to hold up and say “look at how inspiring she is” until she says something against their perfect image, then it’s instantly “oh she doesn’t know what she’s saying” or “she’s abandoning herself”