Before I put WordPress to bed for the day, I wanted to say a few things about this blog and post:
The author of the blog and post is H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams, PhD, MEd, and he writes about sexuality and culture and I think he has some interesting insights about this and as they pertain or apply to Black men and women and this particular writing got my attention because he talks about how some Black bisexuals are, indeed, quite brave to be representing bisexuality when there’s so much angst and other bullshit flying around about it.
If you check out his post, you’ll see the comment I left. I gotta say that I don’t necessarily agree with the entirety of what the good and learned doctor has to say about this particular thing, not that I don’t believe what he wrote but because it’s not been what I’ve experienced or otherwise observed but, yeah, Black bisexuals are being quite brave to rep being bisexual and, at least in my opinion, for two reasons: One, there’s that myth that all Blacks are homophobic and, two, the thing I read a while ago where an article actually insisted that there was no such thing as a Black, male bisexual and I sure as hell remember my incredulous reaction to that statement as well as my thought – after I stopped laughing – that this perception might exist because it’s believed that we’re homophobic.
The truth is some of us are; another truth is that some of us are publicly “homophobic” but privately? Not. Even. Close. To. The. Truth! But, if you’re of a mind to, go read what Dr. Williams had to say and, if you’re of a mind to, come back and share your thoughts about his post with me.