There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved. — the Reverend Jesse Jackson
I was raped by a man when I was a child. I was hit on by gay men as an adult. I don’t hate gays, but damned if I’ll be silenced for expressing the discomfort some of them have sometimes caused me.