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Can we equate the “Jim Crow” fight to the L.G.B.T. fight?

Don-At-WorkCan we equate the “Jim Crow” fight to the L.G.B.T. fight?  

By Don Valentine

Sage Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a statement that the L.G.B.T. bathroom controversy was similar to the “Jim Crow” civil rights injustices. We should be disgusted at that comparison. This will come across as strident to some readers, but the fact is clear that the L.G.B.T. community has not suffered like people of color.

This group was not pulled and enslaved from their homeland; forced to endure 400 years of hardship based on the color of their skin. This population was not hanged on trees on the blink of an eye. One could argue that at any time the L.G.B.T. community has the ability to blend back into the mass of society at will.  People of color don’t have that option.

Washington Post’s Amber Phillips wrote “Attorney General Lynch made it clear that the L.G.B.T. fight is her fight.” Lynch, a Black woman from the former Confederate state of North Carolina, was mistaken to compare their plight to what her Black forefathers experienced. They had to fight to get the right to vote. They had dogs and water hoses turned on them when they tried to express their opinion per the first amendment.

My last recalcitrant commentary is why any rational parent would let their teenage child undergo surgery to change gender? That is why you’re the mature parent to guide your children. That choice has to wait until you’re an adult over 21. Children vacillate every week on what they want in life. You did, I did and they do. What parent would spend thousands of dollars on biological altering surgery on their child’s whimsy? This reflects of bad parenting to me.  Moreover, your child’s gender CHOICE does not compare to the battles Black people experienced in the Jim Crow era.

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