GAY IN THE COMMUNITY: HARDSHIPS OF BEING GAY IN A TRADITIONAL BLACK COMMUNITY

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“Out ain’t easy.”


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In the Black community, we have long been so governed under the Christian faith that anything that goes against the grain has been ostracized.  And the issue that falls under this topic would have to be gay relationships. It exist in a community, but not widely talked about in a community. You are refrained from really discussing it, but it’s so in your face in today’s society. But how does it feel to be a member of the LGBT community in such a conservative environment? Me being a heterosexual male, I can’t relate to this, but have heard stories told.

biblical fears

The bible has its many uses, but in certain communities the bible was used to do two things. It was used to enslave and it was used to uplift; crazy right. The enslavement of Black people through Christianity in America was a justified, but the religion has also been used to uplift a community. So the the fundamentalist fears that stand keeps a people from delving too deep into LGBT rights. Since the bible states that it is against it, then most likely there will be a push against it.  Which means there is a clear separation between how one feels as a person and how one views the relations via the bible.

generational shifts

There is something to be said about the change in times. Because this is more of an issue to an older generation. Because if you are under a certain age, then this conversation is more of a non-discussion. Because to a younger generation you’re used to seeing Gay couples. Rather it be on television, film, or in our daily lives. So to hear our parents, or even grandparents not accepting is a shock to us. We love our grandparents, and pride ourselves on being open. We even push back against those who speak out against the LGBT community, but we are not ready to deal with our elders who fight against the movement.


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WEAKENING OF A GENERATION: IS THE SOFTENING OF SOCIETY A GOOD THING

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“We made them this way.”


GEN Z

The generation born in the mid 1990’s through the mid 2000’s. They are the generation where putting everything on video and uploading to the internet is the norm. There is really no such thing as oversharing, and they are most of all, far too sensitive. And why are they so sensitive; it could be that society has made them this way.

CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT, THEN…..

When you are young, we all have this thin skin as it pertains to dealing in the world because we have not developed the rejection mechanism to deal in life. By the time you reach a certain age that should be ingrained because you’re starting to understand what society is all about. But not this group, they have such a hard time losing, taking criticism, or even being told they can’t have something. Especially in a world where the world itself is at their fingertips. They just cannot take the heat and the pressure.

WE MAKE THEM SOFT

When you’re in school, this is supposed to be a place where you’re learning to deal with all sorts of people. It’s not just the academics you most remember, but the social aspects of life. No matter if it’s elementary school or college. This is where you get your bad grades so you can see failure for the first time in life. It’s where you ask someone on a date and meet rejection for the first time. Yet, for some reason today, we give them credit for nothing. They fail a test, they retake the test; why, well we don’t want them to experience hurt too young. But I say, get it out the way now, so they’re prepared for later on life when things get real difficult.

IS IT REAL OR JUST ME

Maybe, just maybe we’re overreacting a little bit. Because every generation wants to be “THEE” generation. But to the previous generation before them, they will still be soft themselves. And you know what, maybe it’s good that the world is getting softer. We’ll cut down on friction, and the human species might be better off overall.


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DIGITAL TROUBLE: HOW THIS NEW ERA OF TECH IS HURTING A GENERATION OF THE PAST

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“When not knowing how to use it, starts to show your real age.”


A lot of people find themselves in trouble when using their digital devices. But lately, we have been seeing more and more of an older generation that finds themselves getting into trouble. And why is that happening? Well, simple, they came up during a time period where excess to so much that we have now was just not present. So now that all these digital devices are available, they are consuming and they have no clue what they are doing. So they try to conduct themselves the same way they did when these were the days of the past. And it just does not work quite that way anymore. You can’t just type anything in the search engine without leaving a trace. Because in their days, without a paper trail, there was no way to be found. And who is the group getting into trouble the most: politicians.

Politicians have found themselves at the forefront of the digital crisis because they try implementing the ways that they know best, but come up short and get into trouble. Some guy is always getting caught dirty texting or recording some explicit conversation. Or you hear about Hilary Clinton backing up government information on her Yahoo account. It’s what makes you think to yourself, “Government conspiracies, there is no way this group can cover up a major secret.” They can barely stay out of the news from engaging in debauchery via their cell phones of email accounts. So how in the world do they manage to pull off conspiracies with so many people and no one says a word. The human element of what we are won’t allow it to happen no matter how hard we try to keep a secret. Now my question is, “Will there come a day where my generation will be facing the same backlash because we will become unaware of the technology in the future?”

And my answer is yes, we will be caught up the same way. The reason being is that most people get set into a way. And once they are comfortable operating in that manner, they live their lives out this one way. But the technology around them continues to grow. It does not stop because you stopped learning, you just become more vulnerable because you fail to learn and understand what you are using. So my generation known as the millennials will most definitely be caught up in the same scandals in the future. Because in the end, it’s too hard to resist the temptation. When something is new to the world we just start consuming. Yet we don’t realize our every move is being watched. And what’s scary is that every generation from here on will constantly find themselves in trouble for something because no one puts themselves in the know of what they’re using, nor do they attempt to learn new information.


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