Being on the left means never being happy. They exits only to find problems with everything and then define themselves by how much they can bitch and moan about it. The LGBT rainbow flag is now racist because it doesn’t include stripes for black and brown people. Making matters worse, it’s white gay men who don’t want these stripes included, which is some kind of gendered racist intersectional mess. Of course the other stripes on the rainbow flag don’t actually represent specific races, but this isn’t about making sense, it’s purely for the outrage.
BuzzFeed brings us the horrible news from the front lines liberal outrage:
Most LGBT Americans don’t want a brown and black stripe added to the rainbow pride flag, according to a new national survey. The poll found that gay men, whites, and baby boomers were most resistant to updating the flag in order to represent LGBT people of color — while younger and nonwhite LGBT people were more inclined to support the change.
The poll, taken by 880 LGBT adults from around the United States, found that 58% oppose the new stripes, while 42% support the change. The largest blocs of opposition were found among gay men and those over 50, with both groups opposing the additional colors 70% to 30%. White LGBT people oppose the change 62% to 38%.
And this is a problem because…
People of color have been at the vanguard of LGBT political advocacy and culture for decades, and yet, they have long been denied full recognition — and representation — for their contributions.
Activists have sought a visible statement of racial inclusion in the flag, which was created by the artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The rainbow banner originally had two additional stripes — pink and turquoise — to represent sex and magic, respectively, but those colors were dropped over the years. Debate around adding a black and brown stripe flared in June 2017 when the city of Philadelphia flew the flag with a brown and black stripe at City Hall and promoted the message “More color, more pride.”
There is no white stripe on the rainbow flag either. Doesn’t this discriminate against gay white people? Also, what are all those other colors for? Are there green and blue people? Maybe these are for gay gremlins and drowning victims. Obviously the red and yellow can represent actual races, but what about orange and purple? Spray tans and those with horribly disfiguring skin conditions? That seems oddly specific and leaves out entire classes of gay people.
I’m not gay, but the way I understand it is that the rainbow flag is supposed to represent every variety in the spectrum of visible light. In other words it welcomes everyone. It’s not supposed to be an accurate representation of all the various races. It’s symbolic, not literal.
But hey, if the LGBT community wants to spend their time raging about this, they’re going to miss out on so much anti-Trump hysteria.
BuzzFeed found that younger people were more worried about this than older ones:
The most pronounced split was generational. LGBT people between the ages of 18 and 29 appear to lean toward a more inclusive flag — 53% support and 47% oppose — while less than a fifth of baby boomers agree.
Even LGBT millennials are idiots. Maybe people really are more similar than different.