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A few years ago, there was outrage over an article called "The Mean Girls of Morehouse," which highlighted a subculture that some don't associate with an all-male institution.  The rise of President Barack Obama and his push for gay rights, even without mentioning African Americans, has led to an increased awareness of gay culture within the black community.  Some accept the changes and some continue to fight them. Morehouse College, though dominantly consisting of a homogeneous demographic, regularly boasts an aura of diversity that is often ignored from the outside looking in. Most recently, this sense of diversity has taken new form as the gay/straight alliance and student advocacy group, SafeSpace, through the hard work of Dr. Michael Hodge of the sociology department, has officially received the green light to launch a special topics elective on Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture to be offered for credit Spring 2013. The idea came to fruition when SafeSpace’s Special Project and Events Coordinator Marcus Lee partnered with Yale University professor Dr. Jafari S. Allen to pitch the project. Allen focuses on the intersections of queer sexuality, gender and blackness. READ MORE The post Morehouse to Teach Class on Gay/Lesbian History appeared first on Black Like Moi .

Morehouse to Teach Class on Gay/Lesbian History

A few years ago, there was outrage over an article called “The Mean Girls of Morehouse,” which highlighted a subculture that some don’t associate with an all-male institution.  The rise of President Barack Obama and his push for gay rights, even without mentioning African Americans, has led to an increased awareness of gay culture within the black community.  Some accept the changes and some continue to fight them.

Morehouse College, though dominantly consisting of a homogeneous demographic, regularly boasts an aura of diversity that is often ignored from the outside looking in. 

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6 comments

  1. Why are we so intent on copying white people! Even their abominations.

  2. THIS SOME BULLSHIT RIGHT HERE!

  3. Morehouse needs a class that talks about real black history; restoring black unity, addressing loss of identity, self-hatred (skin bleaching, hair), discrimination, and etcetera. Our history has been lost. Our history is hidden away from classroom textbooks. A lot kids in this generation do not know OUR history and that is a problem. How can we overcome, achieve and inspire if we are not aware of our history. Or do they have a class already? The point is this black generation is not the same anymore. I expected a lot from Morehouse. They should be teaching brothers how to be real men. Strong, educated, well-round black men. The black community is losing a lot of real black men. In case you don't already know, the media is decimating the manhood of black men. I understand that homosexuality is not talked about and is not acceptive in parts of the black community. We need to focus on the real issues within the black community. Where is the article about future entrepreneurs from Morehouse? Or strong Morehouse men? I am not bashing out this class or anything but I think the installment of a REAL BLACK HISTORY class that discusses history from pre-colonization, post colonization, and now are more important than this kind of history class. That is the problem within certain parts of the black community. They create distractions that hinders us from addressing the real issues. So if they create this class, then they need to introduce a new black history class at Morehouse.

  4. Why is this country so hyped up on this gay thang? They need classes in racism in every da*mn elementary school, junior high, high school, college, university, and junior college to show the world, how ignorant and racist these crackers treat Black people.

    FVCK THIS GAY SHYT!!!

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