Black Sexual Politics Summary

Collins purpose is to construct an analysis of the underlying connections between Black sexual politics and the new racism. These analyses include, “a set of ideas and social practices shaped by gender, race, and sexuality that frame Black men and women’s treatment of one another, - perceived and treated by others” (Collins p.7). Collins distinguishes the differences between those illustrations by providing the historical context followed by empirical and conceptual studies that offer a comprehensive overview of Black America. Modern society has maintained a distorted image that has influenced a new set of racism within African Americans and the society they exist in. This concept of new racism is crucial as Collins states fundamental reasons …show more content…
An example would be Gramsci’s theory of hegemonic dominance embedded in social structures. Collins mentioned the impact of popular culture targeted towards African American consumers, “Because of its authority to shape perceptions of the world, global mass media circulates images of Black masculinity/femininity” (p.122) the influence of hegemonic masculinity and femininity dehumanizes Black people. Capitalism continues to control individual ideology by influencing social relations among the mass media. Information distributed by a higher hierarchy creates of vision of interracial commodities Black people depict as their own. Gramsci would consider this to be double consciousness of self-activity and Praxis of indirect social dominance. The Black female is seen as, “aggressive, loud, and rude” is entertained through the masses of entertainment directed to “Bitches” depicted to bad black mothers and working-class Black women (Collins p.123). These social hegemonic images as Gramsci described are also modeled through a consciousness of masculinity affected by sexuality, aggression, and violence. These ideologies Collins points out are images directed to represent Black man’s masculinity. The concept of racial profiling a Black man triggers fear, misconceptions and segregation. The …show more content…
Gender, race, and sexuality drive from the source of racism that travels to ancient times and by utilizing those sources to the dominant social class have been able to manipulate the public to its own image expressing social structure. These social structures administer its inferior public on how to contemplate and act among a binary

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