Exploring Black Sexuality provides an overview of the myths and stereotypes that surround Black sexuality and an analysis of how Euro-Americans developed these myths as part of a strategy to enslave and exploit Afro-Americans in the new world. It explores various dimensions of Black sexuality, ranging from its roots in the popular culture fashioned out of slavery in the form of music, literature and films, same-sex behavior, sexual assault, interracial sex, dating styles, prostitution, pornography and how fame and money make a difference in sexual behavior. Based on current trends, the author predicts future sexual styles.
Robert Staples is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Family Relations and the Black World Foundation. He is the author of Black Families at the Crossroads.
Chapter 1 Sexuality on the Dark Continent Chapter 2 The Myth of Black Sexual Superiority Chapter 3 Images and Beliefs in Popular Culture Chapter 4 Queer & Black In America Chapter 5 Dating as a Sexual Adventure Chapter 6 Sexual Theft and Other Crimes Chapter 7 When Races Copulate Chapter 8 Sexuality of the Rich and Famous Chapter 9 Prostitutes, Pimps and Pornography Chapter 10 Black Sexuality in the 21st Century