Dan’s posting was so simple and important, I wanted to repeat it and reinforce that I completely agree!
Still, however, all too many remain fixated not just on the color of our skin, but on any identifying characteristic which separates us from the “norm.” And perhaps because that characteristic put us in a disfavored class, we reply by becoming proud of our difference.
With gay people, the pride replaces the shame previous generations thoughts about our difference. Perhaps, had I come of age a decade or so before I did, I might feel proud to be gay, but I don’t. I’m not ashamed of it. It’s just part of who I am. One characteristic among many.
How true, Dan. This is another example of how left-wing identity politics is turning America into a “Balkanized Iraq-like” nation day-by-day. We must stem the tide and all become AMERICANS again.