1. Nov 2, 2012 10:51am

    …I realized that the issue of gay rights in the black community is in many ways a fight over the African-American family, which has been a contested space since the time of slavery. So marriage is not just about marriage for black people — it’s also about how blacks have become accepted as legitimate participants in American society.
    — Yoruba Richen on her documentary The New Black and her excellent seven-minute New York Times Op-Doc The Black Vote for Gay Marriage, which you can and should watch now.
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