Heterosexuality on full display. It’s everywhere, innuendos on media and or in print about heterosexual Black men being homophobic or insensitive toward people whose sexuality is different. These mediums often tend to denigrate Black men for their convictions and inherited family values — appearing to serve no meaningful purpose other than to leverage ubiquitous gay rights movements while at the same time turning the public against heterosexual Black men and their desire to be comfortable as straight masculine men. Hence the following ideology[s] around heterosexual Black men and their individual choice to be who they are:
– What about a heterosexual Black man’s choice to envision masculinity the way he perceives it. His vision of masculinity is no more toxic than a woman’s instincts to impose her feminine qualities on masculine men.
– What about a heterosexual Black man’s choice to denounce any sexualities outside his own, and not be deemed phobic this or phobic that; or insensitive this or insensitive that.
– What about a heterosexual Black man’s choice to believe in his understanding of procreation and to pass that knowledge down to his offspring, without reprisal from those who wish to impose a different view on him or whom he’s contributed a birth, or decided to adopt.
– And lastly but not any less concerning; what about a heterosexual Black man’s choice not wanting to be pursued by other men who think he has a nice ass and want to become his lover or a male wife.
Media and its allies ought to quit maligning strong heterosexual Black men for the moral principles they believe in — and or the virtuous values instilled in them as children.
Regardless of any pervasive agendas media might undertake to change the ideologies of heterosexual Black men concerning their sexuality — or glamorize the sexualities of divergent men and women, some Black men [which will likely stay in the majority] media WILL NEVER change because they’re rooted in their discrete beliefs and family values, and are NOT homophobic, and not intolerant of other people’s sexuality; they just don’t want to be unwillingly affected by it.
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