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Colonized Black Masculinity & Sexuality
Description: Colonization of black masculinity includes image domination and lack of representation. In Western epistemology, the Black male is constructed as a mere body. The scaling of bodies is an assumption found within the core of Western Enlightenment thought that presumes that only able-bodied middle-class White male bodies were the ideal as well as intellectually, aesthetically, and morally superior to other people. This includes the association of Black men with uncontrolled libidinal passions and hypersexuality which indicates an engendering of racism.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: identify colonized black masculinity and sexuality; explore the historical construction of black masculinity and sexuality; discover the history of the LGBTQ community in the African-American community; explore interventions in sex therapy that will assist sex therapists and other human sexuality professionals in helping clients who are directly or indirectly impacted by colonized black masculinity and sexuality.