It’s no secret that the history of black women around the world has been troubled to say the least and the hard fought for equality is still a
tenuous thing in some industries and places.
It wasn’t so long ago that any young black women caught on the street alone was presumed to be a prostitute by authorities, just because of
the colour of their skin these women were persecuted against by the
very people who were supposed to protect them.
protect them. If a black women was with a white man it was assumed that he had solicited her for sex because why else would they
be together? “Oh but that was ages ago right? Doesn’t happen now?”
Do you know of Daniele Watts, who portrayed Coco in Quentin Tarantino’s
Oscar-winning masterpiece, Django Unchained? It was a huge success and any actor in it would surely be recognised, you would think.
She was out in public showing affection to her partner, award winning
chef Brian James Lucas when she was harassed by police and ultimately
arrested, her partner posted on Facebook:
“Today, Daniele Watts & I were accosted by police officers after showing our affection publicly,” he wrote. “From the questions that he
asked me as D was already on her phone with her dad, I could tell that whoever called on us (including the officers), saw a
tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client). This is something that
happened to her and her father when she was 16.
What an assumption to make!!!”
This shows that young black women are still hypersexualised, so it stands to reason that black escorts are in high demand by the men who
see them as some kind of sex ready, wild woman who will do things
that white women will not. Searches for ‘Chocolate’
‘Caramel’ and ‘Ebony’ are on the rise throughout escort sites everywhere but is is this oversexualisation that is behind it or could
there actually be a positive reason behind it?
As previous generations that were brought up with racism in full flow are dying off, the men that remain have been raised by more
open minded parents and with society catching up with the times,
each generation has become less prejudiced barring a small continuing undesirable element of the population. So perhaps it’s not
that black women are in higher demand than other races but simply the results are
catching up to attitudes and the disparity between them is less until there won’t be a
difference because it becomes unimportant the colour of skin involved.