ABSTRACT

In Black Sexual Politics, one of America's most influential writers on race and gender explores how images of Black sexuality have been used to maintain the color line and how they threaten to spread a new brand of racism around the world today.

chapter |24 pages

NO TURNING BACK

chapter 1|28 pages

WHY BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS?

chapter 2|34 pages

THE PAST IS EVER PRESENT

Recognizing the New Racism

chapter 3|32 pages

PRISONS FOR OUR BODIES, CLOSETS FOR OUR MINDS

Racism, Heterosexism, and Black Sexuality

chapter 4|30 pages

GET YOUR FREAK ON: SEX, BABIES, AND IMAGES OF BLACK FEMININITY

Sex, Babies, and Images

chapter 5|32 pages

BOOTY CALL: SEX, VIOLENCE, AND IMAGES OF BLACK MASCULINITY

Sex, Violence, and Images

chapter 6|34 pages

VERY NECESSARY

Redefining Black Gender Ideology

chapter 7|32 pages

ASSUME THE POSITION: THE CHANGING CONTOURS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The Changing Contours

chapter 8|32 pages

NO STORYBOOK ROMANCE

How Race and Gender Matter

chapter 9|24 pages

WHY WE CAN’T WAIT

Black Sexual Politics and the Challenge of HIV/AIDS