Black love, Black bodies, and Black sex matter because sexual rights are human rights. Theatre has a white supremacist history of oppressing Black sexuality and it needs to stop. Black sexuality is portrayed as moral violation, while white sexuality is portrayed as natural and normal. Black bodies engaging in Black love is a way to resist that paradigm. Sexuality needs to be reconstructed by theatre artists who use their power to tell stories of Black love and create social change.
Interracial Intimacy - The Atlantic
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Utilizing social exchange theory and social learning theory as a combined framework, we examined intimacy-related narratives of 18 Black college students during their first and last sexual encounters. A thematic analysis constructed five themes: a limited knowledge of intimacy, b internal barriers to non-sexual intimacy, c external barriers to non-sexual intimacy, d seeking an emotional connection, and e experiencing intimacy. Findings suggest varying perspectives and experiences related to intimacy.
The Black Gender Gap: A Commentary on Intimacy and Identity Issues of Black College Women
Black Men's Studies offers an approach to understanding the lives and the self determination of men of African descent in the U. It not only frames their experiences, it also explores the multidimensional approaches to advancing the lives of Black men. Particular attention is given to placing Black men in their own unique historical, cultural, and socio-political contexts. Chapter 4 Relationships and Intimacy The close relationships that Black males engage in have strong influences on their health and success. Not enough is known about these relationships.
The purpose of this article is to assist mental health counselors and student affairs practitioners to gain a better understanding of the challenges 21st century Black college women may face in their attempt to develop intimate heterosexual relationships with Black men. Consequently, higher education leaders have the opportunity to support Black women in their quest to establish a healthy identity by providing educational opportunities within co-curricular and academic contexts to meet the needs of this unique population of students. The implementation of culturally relevant interactive workshops, case studies, and conversations focused on the positive contributions and value of Black women may aid them as they wrestle with relationship issues during the crucial process of developing a salubrious evolving identity.