Jasmyne Cannick: Attack & conquer, Burn the bridges


Jasmyne Cannick wasn’t content blasting the white gays after Prop. 8. The lesbian, African-American blogger and activist, has spoken again.

Is it any surprise she’s again pointing fingers and speaking outrageously?

Instead of denouncing Obama’s choice to invite Warren, gays should be hailing it, as it shows a continued effort on Obama’s behalf to reach across the aisle in an effort to bring everyone to the table, the very thing that the gay leadership hasn’t even made an effort to learn how do post Prop. 8.

Seriously, I don’t understand why she’s so divisive. Besides the fact she’s blatantly wrong about the LGBT community and its lessons learned after Prop. 8 (I’ve been in many conversations about this issue since Prop. 8), I just don’t understand how she, of all people, can advocate “bringing everyone to the table” when that includes sitting down with people who deny your existence, work against your civil rights and compare your love to pedophilia and incest.

Jasmyne, would you sit down with white racists who wanted to take away your civil rights as an African-American? No? Guess what: I don’t want to sit down with homophobes who want to take away my rights, either.

Oh, Jasmyne… Are you trying to score brownie points with Rick Warren? Newsflash: He doesn’t like you or lesbianism either. He doesn’t care that you’re black: All he’ll ever see is your lady-lovin’.

Oh, and one more point:

Criticizing the first Black president before he even takes the oath of office for doing something that white gays themselves haven’t been able to do, bring everyone to the table, isn’t going to win them any fans in the Black community.

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As politically incorrect as this is going sound, I feel it needs to be said. The white gay community needs to go somewhere and just STFU already and let Obama get into office.

Jasmyne, that’s the most racist thing I’ve heard. Obama can’t be criticized just because he’s “the first Black president” and because he hasn’t taken office yet? Sounds like someone has an Obama-Messiah complex. I love Obama. I voted for Obama. I think Obama will be best to deliver LGBT equality, but that doesn’t mean he’s perfect. Thank God we live in America and can actually criticize our leaders, but, oh, I forgot, The Great and Mighty Cannick says we shouldn’t do that because he’s black.

I think I’ve lost all respect for Jasmyne Cannick; to think I actually used to defend her opinion among my friends and collegues almost sickens me.

It’s pretty clear that Jasmyne Cannick is good at only one thing: She exists to divide and conquer — to pit one minority against another. All this complaining and acrimonious bellyaching and, yet, not one constructive, positive attempt to bridge the gaps. Yes, there are problems between the white LGBT community and black community (of all sexual orientations), but Cannick’s self-righteous, racist rants aren’t making any headway in bridging those gaps. She’s doing quite the opposite actually: She’s tearing down the bridges before they can even be built.


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2 Responses to “Jasmyne Cannick: Attack & conquer, Burn the bridges”
  1. sickntired says:

    Matt she is playing the race cards, since only it seem on blacks can play that card.

    Its funny our we have alway said that community has everyone from every walk of life, that we know no color or race and that we are everywhere, but yet the African-American have always separated them selves, they need their own AIDS group and their own Gay pride.

    We talk about Equality, but we don’t even have that in our own community.

    Now with whole Rick Warren problem it seem we will never have it.

  2. Cylest says:

    Matt:

    You say this– “I just don’t understand how she, of all people, can advocate ‘bringing everyone to the table’ when that includes sitting down with people who deny your existence, work against your civil rights and compare your love to pedophilia and incest.”

    You go on to say– “I don’t want to sit down with homophobes who want to take away my rights…”

    ~~~~~~~~

    I’m somewhat flabbergasted, and hopeful that your words are coming from a place of anger– so that you can at least say you weren’t thinking logically when you wrote them. I can’t believe that you would say that you don’t want to sit down with these people! I mean, what was the Equality Ride to you?

    As a person with whom you share the unbreakable bond of shared experience, I must remind you of the things we learned on ER07. Love, compassion.

    I am, frankly, disgusted with how many LGBT Americans are unwilling to yield when it comes to the issue of Rick Warren. And I find it ironic that we demand for him to recognize our humanity– we protest in order to make him realize OUR good. Yet we REFUSE to let him do his job– we REFUSE to see the possibility of good in him.

    Is this real?

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