I think that we walk a very dangerous road when we turn the volume and the heat up so high and -- in this age of Twitter and Facebook -- so quickly that the only possible outcome is war. Often, the casualty is to make enemies out of those who could be allies.
Intentions do not mitigate impact, but explaining our intentions and apologizing do increase understanding and create a civil and respectful society. I hope that our gay community is able to accept Roland Martin's intentions as his truth.
There's a story to be told about the way our "movement" goes about holding people accountable and building allies in our quest for true equality. Can we truly celebrate the suspension of one of the few people of color from TV?
There seems to be a pattern here: smack the ish out, whip dat ass, bowl down your alley, sit in your pew. GLAAD and NBJC say it exposes something ugly and, pointing to Martin's history, that it's time for CNN to show him the door.