The Worldnetdaily has this headline: “Lesbian student kills lover who wore sweats.” Now imagine what they would say if every article about someone doing something horrible made a point of saying they were straight, like “Heterosexual man kills his wife” or “Straight white man bombs abortion clinic.” This would never happen, of course, because we only do that to members of minority groups. For minorities, every single individual automatically represents every other member of that group and the whole group gets blamed for the bad behavior of any one member. It’s one of the many streams that feed into the river of bigotry.
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