Black Homophobia and White Appalachian Racism

Now that the election is over, can we agree to think more analytically and carefully about a couple of popular memes going forward? Can we get to some truths and action opportunities versus defeatist generalizations?

Homophobia in the black community led to the passage of Prop 8.

(Working-class) Whites in Appalachia are racist and won’t vote for Sen. Obama.

Speaking of the working-class, the AFL-CIO is proud of union turnout for Sen. Obama. Check out their terrific stats.


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