Edited By Venise T. Berry, Anita Fleming-Rife and Ayo Dayo
Chapter Eleven: Fifty Shades of Brown: Understanding the Social, Sensual, and Sexual Lives of Black American Women
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Fifty Shades of Brown: Understanding the Social, Sensual, and Sexual Lives of Black American Women
ASHER PIMPLETON AND NIKITA MURRY
Research is clear in the ways in which Black American women are paid less, required to work harder, and experience higher rates of disease compared to their counterparts. There is no impact that is greater than another; however, the ramifications of sorrowful sexual identities present themselves as forerunners to the list of challenges—many pejorative—that the Black American woman must navigate. For instance, one of the most unfortunate consequences of this has been evident in the rates of sexually transmitted diseases within this particular population.
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