Letrell Crittenden writes that while random assaults and abductions do take place, they are significantly rare in comparison to other cases involving people known to the victims. (VerySmartBrothas.com)


When I went to my office bathroom this past Sunday, I encountered something terrifying that led me to run out shortly after I entered.

I heard someone taking a huge dump. A rest-stop-during-a-12-hour-road-trip sized dump. And I want no part of others people’s poo process.

It’s why, my freshman year at Lincoln University in PA, I timed my eliminations for the evenings, when the janitors cleaned the stalls of the least used academic buildings. Letrell wasn’t taking any dumps in anybody’s communal bathroom in Frederick Douglass Hall.

It’s why, when I take long trips, I take anti-diarrheal meds to shut that whole thing down, because I’m not trying to do number two in a rest stop bathroom, even though I know damn well that method isn’t healthy.

It’s also why I do not understand all the hysteria behind who’s using the toilet in public bathrooms. There is no logical reason for anyone to be concerned with the gender identity of the person excreting filth and flarn behind a dirty, busted stall door. But that is exactly what has happened over the past year, as the North Carolina transgender law has become a polarizing issue, with “people who are right” on one side and “people who are wrong as hell” on the other.

Anyway, if you do happen to be one of those people who are wrong as hell, please pay attention.

1. Be Honest About Your Fears
You are not worried about sexual predators. The only reason you are opposed to sharing your dumping grounds with transgender people is bigotry.

You think, for whatever reason, that something is wrong with transgender people. You think they are sinners. Or you think it is icky. But that is the only reason you think the law passed in North Carolina is good, or the order to open up bathrooms in schools by the Obama administration is bad.

And you are using the “rape” excuse, because you don’t want people to think of you as a bigot.

Transgender does not equal pedophile. It does not equal rapist. They are not coming into the bathroom to abduct your children. They are coming into the bathroom because they just went to Chipotle (like you) put too many beans on their burrito (like you) and are there to have the remains of those beans violently exit their bodies (like you).

The other idea floating around – that pedophiles will use the law to abduct children under cross-dress disguise is absolute foolishness. And it also is a sad reflection of how clueless this nation remains about who actually commits the majority of assaults in the nation.

Finish reading this commentary by Dr. Letrell Crittenden at VerySmartBrothas.com.

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Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and BlackPressUSA.com. 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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