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I understand that sexual attraction is subconscious for many people. I had the same pain of being gay in high school and the same fears when coming out.
But it is unfair for a gay Asian like myself to be constantly marginalized and rejected. Why is there no acceptance, no space, no welcome for me in this white-painted gay community?
As seen in the message, the user then went on to accuse Davis of stealing his college cap and gown.“Girl. The user continued to address Davis with racist expletives, calling him a “black ratchet.”Police in Gonzales, Louisiana, were alerted to the exchange after a member of the Gonzales Police Department was reportedly tagged in the post.
Reports say the tag has since been removed, with Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson confirming that an investigation into the allegations will take place.
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