Black people do not have a monopoly on homophobia, and it is time to rethink and unpack that often regurgitated racialized meme.
There has been much talk regarding the topic of acceptance of gay people in the black community. The recent success of FOX’s new series, Empire, has especially prompted conversation. Lee Daniels created Empire in order to apparently blow the proverbial lid off the issue of homophobia in the black community. This is a great premise in theory. However, the cards are stacked and the biases are apparent.