The Porn Industry Has A White Supremacy Problem. Meet The Couple Working To Fix It
This story was taken from HuffPost “We wanted to provide representation of Black and brown people in a way we could all get behind, that didn’t make us feel gross after watching it, that didn’t make us feel limited in our scope,” Jasmine said. Ultimately, Jasmine and King’s goal is to diversify and change people’s understanding of porn and sexuality ― which they hope will have a trickle-down effect on how people understand the world in general.
That imagery then informs, whether consciously or unconsciously, racist attitudes. King pointed to tropes like cop porn and specifically a website called Black Patrol, where white women dressed as police officers arrest, beat and then have sex with Black men (King and Jasmine have a petition to have it taken down).
“These things seep into your brain at these moments when you’re truly letting go,” he said. “When you have an orgasm, when you’re letting the outside world leave you alone for a little while to rub one out or jerk off, if you’re watching this and masturbating and cumming to things like this, it normalizes the brutality you’re seeing on Black bodies on the news at night. You’re thinking ‘oh, maybe it’s not that bad for them’ or ‘they must have done something to deserve that.’” You can read the full story here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/racism-in-porn_n_5f6a191bc5b6968b276fc4fe?ncid=engmodushpmg00000006