News update #29.3—Now the other shoe drops, turns out it’s black too

Friday, 29 June 2007

When I wrote this a week ago–

Taking responsibility means taking the consequences of your actions, not saying, “sorry,” doing a pro-queer public service spot, and whining it up about how the angry man who has a little trouble with fags ain’t getting no justice. This week in the news #29.2

The first draft said, “…whining it up about how the black man…ain’t getting no justice.” When I proofed it, I said to myself, “That’s easy language but it’s not fair, man. He never said anything about race and his issue seems to be getting riled too easily.”

Now Isaiah Washington says, among other things–

My mistake was thinking black people get second chances…

…I was a black man who wasn’t a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. I didn’t speak like I’d just left the plantation and that can be a problem for people sometimes.

Ex-“Grey’s” star cites racism for firing

What? No mention of the gay mafia that runs Hollywood with the Shlomos? Ah, maybe next week my poor beat down brother. I recommend prefixing the “people” with “some.” Some people have a problem. Thanks to Spike Lee and Louis Farrakhan we’ll all know who you mean.

Speaking of mistakes—besides not being cynical enough to predict Washington would claim racial bias. My mistake was thinking that yelling “faggot” at a co-worker in the middle of the work day was something you got a second chance to do. Or that lying about it repeatedly was the way you take responsibility.

It’s really quite simple, simpleton. You’re not a victim, you’re a bad guy and it’s easy to demonstrate.

If TR Knight had yelled, “Nigger!” at you on the set, we’d see how many second chances queers deserve because when they don’t stay in the closet or the fag quarter of San Francisco where they belong, well, that can be a problem for people sometimes.

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