Buttigieg’s expression of camaraderie with another minority is a good thing, right? Nope. It drew anger from the black community, with many feeling a privileged white man should not be comparing his struggle to theirs.
Oliver Davis, a black South Bend city councilman who supports former Vice President Joe Biden, told The Washington Post: “When you see me, you would know that I’m African American from day one.” Davis went on to describe how gays can hide the part of themselves that draw discrimination. With all due respect, someone should explain to Mr. Davis that closeting the most basic component of yourself for decades is not an asset and comes at an insidious personal cost.
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