“No Homo”

11 May

Jay Smooth is my new thing.

This is a brilliant explication of the hip hop culture phrase “no homo,” which was new to me. It means “I’m not gay.” Smooth asks us to consider if homophobic language can ever be used “without meaning it like that”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJnlPP7jm5s&feature=relmfu.

I appreciate his position: it’s not about creating a list of Words You Cannot Say. It’s about discernment. And choice.

Here’s an invitation/homework assignment: after you watch the video, pass it along to someone else whom you think will appreciate it.

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