It had been over four years since my last relationship, and I was tired of the long stretches without sex. I was worried I didn't know how to be in a relationship any more and that I'd lost my skills in the bedroom. So when I finally activated an OkCupid account in the spring, I didn't expect so many white men to reach out to me or for them to move so quickly into revealing their fetish for black women. One guy even referred to me as an "ebony girl," as if I belonged in a tag on a porn site.
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'As a black woman I'm always fetishised': racism in the bedroom
In a Bedfordshire nightclub, white couples queue to have sex with black men. Meanwhile, black women are routinely snubbed on dating sites. Why do racial stereotypes persist when it comes to sex? My friend Miranda has accompanied me here for moral support. We scale a no-frills metal staircase at the end of an alleyway behind the high street, where a weary blond woman is ruling a domain of coats, cash and lists.
Being the only one, or one of a few, Black women in a professional environment can be a daunting experience. Still, the following trailblazers demonstrate that nothing is insurmountable. From a whiskey maker whose brand honors a formerly enslaved Black man to the first full-year African-American, female NFL coach, these women know there are many issues that need to be addressed to combat systemic racism in their fields, and they're ready to face them head-on.