2) You Identify Yourself or Others in Purely Sexual Terms
The portrayal of blacks as sex objects is tied to the portrayal of blacks as savages and beasts. Historical brainwashing efforts likened the sexual activity of blacks to those of animals—purely carnal with no emotions, sentiment, affection, or love. During slavery blacks learned that sex was power. In a society that deemed them powerless, they could use sex to get what they wanted. The same is true today with the video girls and strippers who claim that they’re just making money, as if there are no other ways to make money. For men, who have historically been labeled “boy,” sex was seen as the only way to assert their manhood. So this one’s for all the over sexed rappers and video vixens, and everyone who supports and celebrates them. What we should understand is that we have the power to attain power without debasing ourselves as sex objects with no dignity.