Monday, June 08, 2015

Gay Lecturer: You're a "Sexual Racist" if You Deny Black People Sex if You're Not Attracted to Them

Madison Moore, who received his PhD from Yale in 2012 and taught a class about "clubbing" in 2011, believes that if you do not find people of color attractive, you are a "sexual racist."

In an article titled "Here’s A Fascinating Survey About Sexual Racism Every Gay Guy Needs To Read," Moore details the damaging effects of not finding black men sexually attractive.

He begins by explaining that he's written articles on "gay sex, race and racism." In response he has received a backlash, including one email in which a reader said, “You’re just mad because you’re black and ugly and nobody wants to [have sex with] you.”

Moore then explains the pain of "sexual racism" that he, and others, have faced. "Sexual racism, or sex preferences and prejudices based solely on skin color and perceived ethnicity," Moore writes, "is one of the most psychologically damaging and mentally exhausting forms of racism in the contemporary gay social world."

He continues, "Unfortunately, it’s difficult to be a brown body talking about racism without preaching to people who already know what time it is. It’s a highly emotional topic, and chances are you’re already surrounded by people from all backgrounds and ethnicities who get it. The hard part is getting other people to get it, too."
Moore, from his website
Moore then details a study called "Dear White Gay Men," in which 400 gay, white men were asked to rank who they found the most attractive. "When asked which ethnic group was the most attractive," he writes, "white guys listed white first, then hispanic/latino, then mixed race, then black, then Arab, then South Asian, then Asian."

A small minority of people (21%) specifically said they did not have someone because of their race. To those who did, Moore responded (emphasis his), "GURL."

With this in mind, Moore asks, "What’s the difference between denying someone a job because of their race and denying someone a date or sex because of their race?"

He then contends, "People think desire is just a harmless preference, but like all taste, preferences are learned."

Moore concludes in the end, "It’ll take a lot of work to dismantle the harmful effects of sexual racism because the thing has a long, terrible history. In the meantime," he suggests, "create a safe space by surrounding yourself with people who like you because you are you, not because you’re an ethnic collectable [sic] or a one-off sexual fantasy. Chances are if someone can’t understand sexual racism and how it bothers you then they are probably not good for you anyway."


  1. Wow.

    Now black people have a civil right to have sex with you if they find you attractive.

    What will they think of next.

  2. It is fun watching liberals eating their own. Here we have a liberal gay black calling liberal gays "racists".

    Break out the popcorn!

  3. I'm white, gay and Irish (so I'm really white). I'm married to an American and I've spent some time here. What I find is that the lazy segregation that one finds in US society has far more to do with preconceived notions of common culture and background than any real aversion to skin color or racial characteristic. Many of my European friends have dated and had sex across racial divides because they are not loaded down with this US obsession with 'We have nothing in common because you grew up listening to hip-hop and I like jazz'. Also, US churches, which are one of the mainstays of cultural education in the US, are grotesquely, totally segregated.

    Personally, I find many different kinds of men attractive, but I also find that invisible walls exist everywhere in the USA to prevent people of different races from mixing, and that one has to make a conscious, even frightening effort to cross these divides and even chat with people who seem different from you.