There is another interesting point I wanted to make in my Metro editorial that appears today, but that I could not squeeze into 500 words, and that is the interesting fact that when a minority is scapegoated it is very often associated with a sexual threat. Blacks in this country and Jews in Europe are two prominent examples of the hypersexualizing of scapegoated minorities. Like the racist and anti-Semite, the homophobe is at the center of a fantasy of victimization at the hands of his imagined enemies. The warped picture of a deviant sexuality says a great deal more about the one imagining his victimization than it does about the imagined victimizer, obviously.


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