The C.O.W.S. THE DELECTABLE NEGRO Part 9 (Conclusion)

Friday, March 24th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific

The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 9th and final study session on Vincent Woodard’s The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture. Mr. Woodard died in 2008, but his book was posthumously published in 2014. University of Texas A&M’s Dr. Tommy J. Curry strongly encouraged C.O.W.S. listeners to invest time studying Woodard’s work – stressing the relevance of Woodard’s analysis of the rape of black males. Last week’s segment took time to chastise “Afrocentric thinkers and leaders, such as Haki Madhubuti, Louis Farrakhan, Ben Jochannan, and Molefe Asante” for denying black male homoeroticism. Many listeners detected a suspiciously different tone to the sixth and final chapter – declaring it “pornographic” in it’s depiction of sexual activity. Woodard devotes significant time to Toni Morrison’s depiction of black males being sexual violated by white prison guards – this again illustrates the rape of black males and female remains a core component of white culture. The Delectable Negro helps us understand modern events like convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the rape and murder of Dione Payne, and “black man cookies“.


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