bell hooks, Eating the Other
This is why it makes me mad when people say they’re into someone who is “ethnic”, it just means they’re into the idea of someone’s race, wanting a part of it, and to acquire that or I guess “taste” that culture they try and sleep with someone who is labeled “ethnic”. Often people who are considered “ethnic” are either hyper-sexualized and are seen as “dominant” and aggressive almost animalistic while others are seen as submissive “slaves” for the “masters” to control and dominate and use. There is no in between or normalcy when it comes to People of Color, the “ethnic” group of people, which is a group label usually made up by white people but it’s not limited to just them.
With respect to Bell Hooks, I think the underlying phenomena she describes is a human truth. Though the assignment of traits to various races may differ.
Still very astute nonetheless.
bell hooks (via samsonismydog)
Relevant to the theme of my blog. Unlike the last post :)