Black women, don't allow yourself to become the tools of the people celebrating the " coming out " of the Collins N.B.A. player. Make no mistake about it. YOU are the true target audience of this. And the intent is for you to perpetuate the myth that NO black man can be trusted, even if you've been in a stable relationship with him for a long time. Haven't we seen this trick before ?
Personally, I stay too busy doing fruitful things to worry about what other people do in bed, and I don't believe that every other man is gay, as some suppose. However, as is the case with Oprah Winfrey's exaggerated D.L. stuff, and the ascention of Tyler Perry, this is just another attempt, truthfully, to indirectly use black women with justifiable frustrations from past relationships to be agents of the black family's destruction.
In the most basic sense, there are three classes in society. ( 1 ) A ruling class, ( 2 ) the peasant class, and ( 3 ) a dummy class . # ( 1 ) craftily uses the media to manipulate #s ( 2 ) and ( 3 ).The media elite are masterfully using this tactic, in the same way that they use others. The TRUE architechs of trashy rap music, for example, know that black youth from stable family units don't listen to this music, or if they do, they don't model their lives after it. Most of the people who are destined to fill the vacancies that exist in private prisons are black and brown men from unstable families. Most teenage pregnancies, another driving force of inescapable poverty, are the by-product of sexuality fostered within cultures crafted by ganster rap music ( which has a hidden hand behind it ). And there are plenty of right wing blogs that make strange distinctions between the murder of Trayvon Martin, as opposed to innocent whites who are killed by aggressors. INDEED, THE BLACK FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK !
Making a dirty buck is the true driver of Collins being put into the spotlight. Just watch. More Madea figures are probably on their way, and certainly, films where the main character is some " DL " black man that tortures women. Therefore, gay Black people should not be abandoned by their families and communities, but they should not be used by hurt or misguided women to perpetuate negative stereotypes of black men.
Don't fall for the trap.