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From hurtful youtube comments, to strange glances on the dance floor, we get a sense of unease that can really put a damper on it for us.From an Afro-Punk blog:
This whole experience was my first encounter with goth as a subculture. I didn’t expect the racism or the hostility and having gone through it, it threw me for a loop. It constituted an ugly truth about the subculture that I couldn’t ignore.Lucy Furr said this:
Because without fail the very same person will say something completely ignorant within a very short time period, like “Do you use a pick for your hair?” “But I thought black people didn’t like goth stuff” Or the all-time stupid comment “But you really aren’t that black.”I could go on. There are Afro-Goth’s who don’t go to clubs because they don’t want to deal with the marginalization. Some start dropping the Gothic label. Others go to great lengths to prove their Goth credentials. It’s time for this to stop. Not only are they experiencing yet another way that being black makes them second class citizens, we as a culture are missing out on all the things that these amazing people can bring to our culture.
“My project is not about gender. Some feel like a man trapped in a woman’s body, others like a woman trapped in a man’s body. The pandrogyne says, I just feel trapped in a body. The body is simply the suitcase that carries us around. Pandrogyny is all about the mind, consciousness.” -Genesis Breyer P-Orridge