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Race, Sexuality, and the Media The Demotion of Portland’s Black Chief of Police
Black genders and sexualities (2012)
  • Ethan Johnson, Portland State University
  • Roberta Hunte, Portland State University
Abstract
The coherence and solidarity created through legal discrimination that defined black people’s experience in the United States up until the civil rights era created an abundance of indigenous institutions that black people relied on for their survival and that simultaneously served as spaces where resistance was practiced and developed (Cohen, 1999; Morris, 1984); one of which was the black press. The black press has historically and contemporarily contested the representation of black people in the mainstream, white press (Cohen, 1999; Dates, 1990; O. Davis, 2005; Huspek, 2005a, 2005b). While prior to the civil rights era the power of racial oppression obscured the significance of alternative identities that black people experienced, today, analysis must take into account how social class, gender, sexuality, culture, and other identities shape how people of African ancestry experience the world (Cohen, 1999; Collins, 2005; McGruder, 2009; Nagel, 2003).
Keywords
  • Sex role Gender identity Blacks -- Sexual behavior African American men -- Sexual behavior African American women -- Sexual behavior
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Publication Date
2012
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Copyright (2012) Palgrave Macmillan
Citation Information
McGlotten, S., & Davis, D. (Eds.). (2012). Black genders and sexualities. Springer.