2746BLACK MEN AND HUMAN SEXUALITY: NEW BOOK EXPLORES ALL
- Oct 15, 2013
My book, "When The Lights Go Out: The Truth About Black Male Prison Sexuality",
is the culmination of a study that I conducted among over 2,000 current and
former black male prison inmates, a study of human sexuality, sexual identity
politics within the prison social fabric, and the separation of fact from myth
as it relates to long held stereotypes of prison sexual abuse.
I examine the role of education, religion, hip-hop, homophobia, and the impact
of what I call a "manhood vacuum" on young black men in prison, who are being
trafficked in and out of the system at annual rates higher than the population
of black slaves in the U.S. in 1850, shortly before the Civil War.
As so many millions of young black men are captured and warehoused in prisons,
sexuality, sexual contact, and the possibility of massive HIV and other STD
infections being brought home to millions of black women( and other men) cannot
be ignored, and my book takes a provocative, nuanced, thoughtful look into a
world that most folks are either too scared or too homophobic to have healthy
discussions about. Find out what really happens, When The Lights Go Out.