Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

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INDEX

a
African Diaspora, 13 , 33 , 209 -10, 279 -81
African people:
as animals, image of, 56 - 57 , 99 - 101 , 105 -6, 130 ;
culture of, 98 - 100
Allegra, Donna, 273
antiracism, new difficulty of, 45 - 51
apartheid, 164 -65, 279 -80
athletes:
Black men as, 152 -66;
Black women as, 134 -37
autonomy, sexual, 72 - 75 , 282 - 307

b
Baby Boy (Singleton), 212
“Baby Got Back” (Mix A Lot), 129
Bad Black Mothers (BBM), 131 -38
Baker, Josephine, 26 , 28 , 43
Baldwin, James, 206 -7, 295 , 303 -7
Bambara, Toni Cade, 182 , 306
Bandele, Asha , 275 , 298
Barkley, Charles, 156 -58
Bartmann, Sarah, 26 - 27 , 50 - 51 , 99 , 120 , 279 -80
“beast” category, 100 - 101
beauty, standards of, 194 -95
Beloved (Morrison), 60
Berry, Halle, 145 , 181 -82, 194 -95, 212
Bird, Larry, 155
birth control, forced, 104 -5, 133
Birth of a Nation (Griffith), 65 - 66 , 166
bitch term/role, 121 , 123 -30, 138 , 145 -48, 179 , 258
Black Feminist Thought (Collins), 3 , 5
Black men:
as athletes, 152 -66;
bodies of, 160 -61, 207 , 283 ;
in families, 201 -6;
and fear, 4 , 239 -42;
and gender ideology, 185 - 212 ;
as hypersexual, 30 - 32 ;
images of, 149 -80;
incarceration of, 80 - 82 , 158 -59, 233 -42;
lynching of, 63 - 64 , 216 -20, 222 -24;
and rape, 64 - 66 , 102 -3, 165 -66, 152 -53, 221 -22, 226 -31, 234 -42;
and respectability, 73 - 74 ;
and slavery, 55 - 61 ;
and White women, 261 -68
Black nationalism, 46 - 47 , 70 , 75
black/white paradigm of race, 12 - 15
Black women:
as athletes, 134 -37;

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Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - African Americans and the New Racism 23
  • One - Why Black Sexual Politics? 25
  • Two - The Past is Ever Present 53
  • Three - Prisons for Our Bodies, Closets for Our Minds 87
  • Part II - Rethinking Black Gender Ideology 117
  • Four - Get Your Freak On 119
  • Five - Booty Call 149
  • Six - Very Necessary 181
  • Part III - Toward a Progressive Black Sexual Politics 213
  • Seven - Assume the Position 215
  • Eight - No Storybook Romance 247
  • Nine - Why We Can't Wait 279
  • Notes 309
  • Glossary 349
  • Bibliography 353
  • Index 367
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