The concept of a black man in a relationship with a white woman is a "thing" that people have an opinion on, and that opinion comes with an entire set of stereotypes, fueled by racist ideology, a complicated past, and sometimes even pop culture.Kanye West once rapped about how successful black men will "leave your ass for a white girl," and then put himself into that box by marrying a white woman, furthering the pervasiveness of flawed, generic ideas about interracial relationships.Stereotypes emerge: One reason such pickup lines are so insidious is because they play on long-established stereotypes of the black gay community."I guess the biggest stereotype is that black men are just penises with Timberlands attached, and that whatever we have to offer sexually is our only value," Johnson told Mic."For the black gay community, the self-imposed stereotype is that there's only one way to be a gay black man." Indeed, constructs such as racism and colorism can reduce one to a state of frustration, confusion and despair, one that when trying to explain their impact, leaves you vulnerable to those who don't understand, and stuck constantly trying to make order of the internal conflicts one may experience.My mother gave birth to eleven children, with me being the baby of the bunch.A “mud shark” is loosely defined as a white girl who exclusively dates or fucks black men.
Filmmaker Cameron Johnson set out to discover just that with his new short documentary, You're Cute for a Black Guy.
Donovan is a sexist son of a bitch who objectifies women by keeping them on their toes, their backs, and their knees where they belong. He can also be found on Twitter and his You Tube Channel. The white girl with the big hoop earrings, the (fake) diamond stud in her nose, and the tattoo on her left tit of a phoenix, butterfly, or anything else that denotes “freedom” or whatever brand of profound bullshit they want you to believe about them.
Every few seconds her phone is ringing out two second snippets of the hip hop track du jour, alerting her of another text from one of a few black men she happens to be “talking to” at the moment.
It's this kind of exoticizing and tokenization that inspired Johnson to make the documentary. I've dated men of all colors, shapes and sizes, but it seemed that white men habitually said reckless, racist things to me as part of their approach," Johnson told Mic.
When Johnson heard he wasn't alone in this struggle, he decided to make a film expanding the conversation on racism in the gay community.