Monday, September 29, 2014

M3 Bear Essentials: Racism in the Bear Community

Male Media Mind enthusiast Terrard Robinson dropped us a line on Instagram musing on the dubiously racist and classist social aspects of the gay bear community, an issue that not only have we addressed in prior forums but one that the Manhattan Digest examined, identifying that while many Bear-centric organizations and media outlets view their exclusionary practices as socially acceptable aesthetic choices reflecting the needs of an all-white Bear community, the constituency that finds these practices offensive, racist and antithetical to goal of creating "community" is growing. M3 contributors Malcolm Travers, Gerald Hogan, Vaughne Smith and Breeze Vincinz discuss the racial divide within the Gay Bear community and ways to open up the lines of communication.

Special thanks to Terrard for his video question! You can check out his music on

(Article: Racism In The Bear Community- More Prevalent Than Ever)

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