Originally Posted by DCAllAmerican
Originally Posted by ksteezy
They are comparable, just like your house cat/tiger example, NOT EQUAL OR REMOTELY OF THE SAME MAGNITUDE.
That's what the homie Lucky does not understand.
Comparable only by technicality of the definition.
But they shouldn't be brought up and compared in terms of which one was tougher to deal with.
no one has said that homosexuals had to deal with the same level of hardship that african americans have dealt with.
one side is saying that because there examples of gays getting discriminated for something they cant control (sexual orientation) and examples of blacks getting discriminated for something they cant control (skin color) they can be seen as relatable.
the other side is saying that they are not relatiable (read: similar but not the exact same) you cant compare the two.
if you are teaching a kid how a lion behaves you can point to examples of similar behaviour in the kids house cat
if you are teaching a kid why its important to treat homosexuals with respect, you can point to examples of how its similar to treating different races with the same respect because it is wrong to discriminate people based on genetics that they cant control
the discrimination of homosexuals shares many parallels with the discrimination of blacks, asians, jews, ect... however that does not mean I'm saying that all these groups of people had the same experiences or had it equality bad.