Svarte velgere strømmet ut i hopetall for å stemme Obama til det hvite hus. Til den liberale offentlighetene store glede, den vestlige verden over. I California sørget de i samme slengen for flertall for forslaget om å forby ekteskap for homofile.
Hvordan staver man egentlig "ironisk"?
Damian Thompson kommenterer: In my experience, the phrase "black homophobia" is a quick way of killing conversation at an Islington dinner party. Liberals can't get their heads round the concept. As for anti-gay bigots, they're uncomfortable at finding themselves on the same side of an issue as blacks. I can think of one member of a Right-wing think tank - who has since had the nerve to condemn Islamic homophobia - who used to say the best thing about the black community was its firm stance on queers. What a funny old world we live in.