This article in Collegiate Times today, regarding a meeting that took place on the Virginia Tech campus of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance is convincing evidence.
LGBTA discusses racism within their own communityYeah. I'd call that confusing. There are racists in the LGBT community then?
Multiculturalism and racism were the topics of discussion last night during a group presentation sponsored by Tech’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community.
by Erin Zlomek, Collegiate Times Associate News Editor
Virginia Tech’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance addressed racism within the LGBT community and multiculturalism as a whole last night in Squires room 341. A panel of four expressed the difficulty of being a minority within a minority on the Tech campus.
“It’s a common misconception that the LGBT community is anti racism (sic) by default … and that is not the case,” said Heather Black, junior biology major and LGBTA president. (link)
Oh. I se... What?
Black said that the racial makeup of Tech’s LGBTA is less diverse than she would like it to be.
“If you see a group comprised of people who (do) not (look) like you, you may be less inclined to join that organization … it is a combination of factors,” Black said.
Black said that a lack of diversity in general contributes to the shortfall in racial diversity in the Tech LGBTA.Let's see. There are 295.7 million people in the United States. Of the total population, 1.5% (4.3 million) are thought to be gay. If 12% of the population is black (36.2 million), it's fair to say that 12% of the gay population is black (516,000). Only 5% (15.9 million) of America's population is currently attending college. If that number applies to the black population, there are 25,900 black gay people in college today. If Virginia Tech enrollment (28,800 graduate and undergraduate) is 0.2% of total college enrollment, then there are 57.6 black gay men and women on campus.
Nope. There is no lack of diversity at Virginia Tech. Maybe they all just steer clear of this bunch.
Rachel Mikulas, a junior engineering science and mechanics major said that she hopes the LGBTA will eventually exceed rather than reflect Tech’s level of diversity."The bare minimum of what is the percentage ..." Okay. Now I'm getting confused. If I keep reading crap like this, I'm going to start questioning my sexuality.
“I don’t want to just reach the bare minimum of what is the percentage of Tech’s minority population,” Mikulas said.
Jesus, people. Get a life.