Because it’s black history month

A long history of racial tension has led to an exoticized image of black woman in the media, a form of attraction feminist, social activist and African-American author bell hooks calls “Eating the Other“– the idea that racial differences in mass culture are oftentimes not celebrated, but instead commodified. “Within commodity culture, ethnicity becomes spice, seasoning that can liven up the dull dish that is mainstream white culture,” hooks wrote in an essay on the topic.  [link]


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