Sierra Mannie, the author of a controversial TIME magazine opinion piece ranting against white gays for “stealing black female culture” defended her article on CNN.
“You are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood,” Sierra declared in her Time magazine rant. “There is a clear line between appreciation and appropriation.”
Watch Mannie on CNN below:
An excerpt from Mannie’s rant:
At the end of the day, if you are a white male, gay or not, you retain so much privilege. What is extremely unfairly denied you because of your sexuality could float back to you, if no one knew that you preferred the romantic and sexual company of men over women. (You know what I’m talking about. Those “anonymous” torsos on Grindr, Jack’d and Adam4Adam, show very familiar heterosexual faces to the public.) The difference is that the black women with whom you think you align so well, whose language you use and stereotypical mannerisms you adopt, cannot hide their blackness and womanhood to protect themselves the way that you can hide your homosexuality. We have no place to hide, or means to do it even if we desired them.
Read the entire opinion piece here.[H/T: Towleroad]