Gay marriage at the Supreme Court: Did interracial marriage opponents claim to be helping the children? – Slate Magazine

Gay marriage at the Supreme Court: Did interracial marriage opponents claim to be helping the children? – Slate Magazine.

As the battle over whether or not gay people should be allowed to marry in the United States (which quite honestly makes me fee ashamed and embarrassed to even admit that in this day and age there’s a debate raging as to whether or not gay people should be allowed to marry), many lawyers are comparing the issue of gay marriage to that of interracial marriage.

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English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While the two are certainly not the same, there are similarities, the primary one of which being that we’re discussing (and debating) essentially whether or not said gay individuals are human and hence deserving of full human rights under the law. This is what makes it ridiculous.

Malcolm X and Dr. King knew that for for racial equality to stand a chance in the U.S. they had to make it an international human rights matter and involved other nations into shaming us.

Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marc...

Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They took it beyond the localized political debate realm. It was no longer a matter of local opinion, but a global human rights violation. This is why there were so many iconic photographic images of the civil rights movement. Dr. King wanted photos. Lots of photos. So did Brother Malcolm. The more photos of unarmed peaceful civil rights protestors being beaten and attacked, the better.

So it is (to me) in many ways with marriage equality. I don’t know if gay people protest for equal rights on the same level as African Americans did during the civil rights movement, but if gay marriage equality is denied or simply ignored by the Supreme Court I’d say peaceful protests should be a no-brainer. And there should be photos. Lots and lots of photos. Especially when police freak out over the appearance of crowds of protestors and commence beating anyone in sight (as they did with the Occupy movement and every other peaceful protest movement in the past). Failure to enlarge the scope of the issue is to keep it in the “ghetto” where it can never be resolved.

Whether or not gay people are entitled to marry is a resounding – of course they should be allowed. They’re human and this is a human rights issue – not a local political issue. When we see this is a human rights violation and not a political issue more progress will be made in my humble estimation.

Diversity in Silicon Valley – black, female, and a Silicon Valley ‘trade secret’ – Mar. 17, 2013

Diversity in Silicon Valley – black, female, and a Silicon Valley ‘trade secret’ – Mar. 17, 2013.

 

It’s no secret to most people with functioning brains out there that there is no diversity to speak of in Silicon Valley, much less in the electronics and web development industries.

Why is that? Is it pure discrimination or is it because of something more? I’ve seen the website “Black Girls Code” but there’s no mention of this glaring disparity on their website or these recent news stories bringing attention to the story. It’s a worthy cause to be sure, but where is the outrage? Will Microsoft and Google, Yahoo, or Intel hire more black people because of the story? Of course not.

Where are the black women, black men, Latinos? is it that they’re all not interested in careers in web technology? Or are the opportunities simply being denied them?

What’s going on? It’s known throughout the world that there are no Latinos or Blacks in electronics? Right? Either the jobs are being denied, or the interest is not there, or a deadly combination of the two.

Gerard Butler on Interracial Love: “I Love the Swirl!” | News | BET

Gerard Butler on Interracial Love: “I Love the Swirl!” | News | BET.

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Nia Long_0220 (Photo credit: MingleMediaTVNetwork)

“The Takeover” a film on Interracial Body Swap now a men’s favorite

“The Takeover” a film on Interracial Body Swap now a men’s favorite.

English: Tropfest - the world's largest short ...

English: Tropfest – the world’s largest short film festival – in Sydney, February 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I haven’t yet seen this video, but know it’s a short film. Has anyone out there seen it yet? If so, what are your thoughts on this?

Pride, Prejudice and Interracial Marriages | The Jakarta Globe

Pride, Prejudice and Interracial Marriages

via Pride, Prejudice and Interracial Marriages | The Jakarta Globe.

Interracial Dating, Interracial relationships, multicultural

Wonder how interracial relationships are perceived in Jakarta? Apparently they have all the hangups of rednecks in ‘Bama, based on the content of this piece.

What do you think?