The Transgender Community, Boycotts & the Breakfast Club

Last week, comedian Lil Duval appeared as a guest on the “World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show,” the Breakfast Club. The discussion turned to the transgender community, as one of the guests that week had been transgender activist, author, and host Janet Mock. While on, the crew asked Duval what he would do in the instance that he’d slept with a trans person, without prior knowledge of the person’s gender assignment at birth. Duval responded by saying that he’d “probably kill them.” Of course…that didn’t go well. There isn’t a PR person on this planet that could make what he said sound good, and honestly, they shouldn’t even try. Immediately after that comment, all members of the Breakfast Club informed Duval that murdering a trans person is a hate crime. However, that didn’t stop people from boycotting Charlamagne, and boycotting The Breakfast Club into this week. But now, I have questions.

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5 Things Besides Hot Sauce Hillary Clinton Carries in Her Bag

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ajusts headphones at Echo Moskvy radio station Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 2009. Clinton is wrapping up a five-day tour of Europe on Wednesday with a series of informal meetings in Moscow and the Russian republic of Tatarstan aimed at helping redefine U.S.-Russian relations. (AP Photo/ Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Hillary Clinton will stop at nothing to get the Black vote. Like most politicians, she realizes that the our vote is extremely important, and without it, she probably doesn’t stand a chance at becoming this country’s next President. What Hillary also knows is that while she pretty much has the older Black vote in the bag, that younger Black voters aren’t so easily swayed. Many Black millennials believe that Hillary lacks credibility, integrity, and authenticity, and for us, that makes her unfit to be President. Fed up with the status quo, we’re looking for someone…different. And even though we knew Hillary would say and do pretty much anything to lock in our votes, none of us were prepared for her recent interview with “The Breakfast Club.”

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