Race, Sex, and BDSM: On “Plantation Retreats” Where Black People Go to Serve Their White “Masters” | Daily Kos

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Those who have loved and dated across the color line have to negotiate the realities of race in our society, and by extension, its impact on their relationships. For many, this is done through explicit conversations. For others, these dialogues come implicitly, through gestures, and taken for granted shared assumptions.But how many folks actually talk about how race impacts their own sexuality, attraction, physicality, or notions of the erotic?

We live in a society that is structured around many different hierarchies of power, authority, and difference. As Foucault brilliantly observed, Power is not sitting out there in the ether, an abstraction that we just talk about in philosophy classes. Power acts through and upon bodies. Certain people are racialized in American society for example. Their bodies are locations of power–and yes resistance. Likewise, certain types of bodies are marked as “normal,” while others are deemed “different” or “abnormal.”

The “popular” imagination holds many assumptions about particular types of bodies. The black male body is something to be policed, controlled, and feared. It is both envied and despised. The Asian female body is “erotic” and “submissive.” The black female body alternates between being fecund, always available, and out of control, while simultaneously being marked as “masculine,” asexual, and unattractive. Latinas are “hot” and “sexy.” White bodies of a certain type are taken as the baseline for what is considered “beautiful” or “normal.”

Ironically, the bodies of black and brown people which are considered beautiful or attractive by the white gaze are judged as such either by how “different” they are from white norms (the exotic or savage) or how close these racialized bodies–almost like impostors or stand-ins–are to the normalized white body.

The very language we use to discuss race, the physical, and the sexual, is a quotidian example of Power in action. But, how are matters complicated when a significant part of a given person’s sexuality, and sense of the erotic, is centered on playing with the dynamics of dominance and submission?

Consider the following passage from the Colorlines article “Playing with Race”:

Contrary to popular notions, BDSM is not about abuse. It’s consensual and trusting and people refer to it as “play” (as in “I want to play with you”). The point of BDSM is not sexual intercourse. In fact, when Williams recalls her first experience as a masochist seven years ago, she says she met her partner, a white man, at a bar and “fell in love at first sight.” They made their way back to his hotel. “For the first time I felt someone could see who I really was.” And that was someone who found it erotic to be a submissive to her partner.In recent years, Williams has added another element to her repertoire as a masochist. She’s begun to engage in what is called “race play” or “racial play”—that is getting aroused by intentionally using racial epithets like the word “nigger” or racist scenarios like a slave auction.

Race play is being enjoyed in the privacy of bedrooms and publicly at BDSM parties, and it’s far from just black and white. It also includes “playing out” Nazi interrogations of Jews or Latino-on-black racism, and the players can be of any racial background and paired up in a number of ways (including a black man calling his black girlfriend a “nigger bitch”).

White master seeking black slave, however, seems the more popular of the combinations.

I could not engage is such types of role-playing. My personal politics would not allow it; my libido would not respond.That is my choice. I do not deny others their pleasure.

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However, as someone interested in the relationship between race, politics, and racial ideologies, I am fascinated by how individuals negotiate white supremacy and Power.

Are people like Williams or Mollena more “evolved” and “progressive” than those of us who cannot decouple the realities and burdens of race from their bodies and psyches in the present? Alternatively, could this deep sense of both owning and living in a racialized body, be turned into a location for pleasure and catharsis:

Vi Johnson, the black matriarch of BDSM, has presented on race play at kinky conferences and she believes the appeal is different for each person. “When you’re being sexually stimulated, you’re not thinking that what’s stimulating you is a racist image, ” she says. “You’re just getting turned on.”So, for some, she says, race play is about playing with authority and for others, it might be humiliation.

Well-known sexuality and SM educator Midori, who is Japanese and German, often presents her theory that humiliation in BDSM is linked to self-esteem. Take the woman who likes it when her boyfriend calls her a “slut,” Midori says. Perhaps the woman internalized the idea that “good girls don’t,” but she enjoys her sexuality. Because the boyfriend sees her in all her complexity, Midori says, when he calls her a slut, “he is freeing her of the social expectations of having to be modest.”

That’s different than having some stranger (and jerk) calling you a slut. The stranger doesn’t see the full woman. It’s similar with race play, Midori says. By focusing, for example, on a black man’s body, while he’s bound as a slave, she’s bolstering his own perception of himself as strong and powerful…

Her workshop demonstrations have included full auction scenes mimicking those of the Old South. In them, she is the plantation mistress inspecting a black man for “purchase.” He’s in shackles and “I slap him on his face and push him down on the ground, make him lick my shoes,” she says, emphasizing that she only does the demonstration after the “psychological” talk.

In the interest of transparency, I am a sex positive person (at least according to the survey on yourmorals.org). In many ways, I am also a bit of a libertine and a hedonist who is comfortable in both exclusive and open relationships. I also have certain predilections and tastes that more “vanilla” folks could find “kinky” or “different.” Ultimately, I am just myself, and do not know how to pretend to be anyone else.I am also full of contradictions and complications as sexuality and the erotic are not neatly bounded constructs (for example, I do not like watching interracial porn where white men have aggressive sex with black women as chattel slavery looms too large in my mind; however, I have no problems watching black men have aggressive sex with white women). I have also dated many women from a range of racial backgrounds: I love women; I love variety.

I share those details not to titillate; rather, because while I am rendering a judgement of sorts, I would not want to sound “judgmental.” The difference is a subtle, but nonetheless, an important one.

One of the questions I will be asking Viola Johnson from the Carter Johnson Leather Library when I interview her in the next few weeks (fingers crossed) is how do we separate more “healthy” types of race play from those encounters that are rooted in disdain for the Other and white supremacy. Are these just inter-personal contracts or do these types of sexual relationships gain power (and are made erotic) precisely because of how they signal to larger societal taboos?

If the website Fetlife is any indication, there is apparently a not insubstantial number of people who engage in sexual roleplaying and BDSM using the motif of chattel slavery in the antebellum South. A cursory review of the member profiles suggests that many of these people are white supremacists. This is apparently not a deterrent to the black men and women who want to “serve” these white masters.

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Here a white “slave owning” master offers some insight on race play and “plantation retreats”:

My major kink-interest is in chattel slave-ownership in today’s world but following the historical models of 8,000 years of historical slave-ownership tradition (from Greek-Roman through modern day)…along with everything that might relate to it (which sometimes can go pretty far into the realm of BDSM activities, depending on the partner). I’m very knowlegable in the field of historical slavery.Some of my other non-kink interests include history and philosophy, classic cars, music, science, singing and writing lyrics, architecture, comparative culture, language, reading and counseling..

I get a lot of questions about “Plantation Retreat”…so here are some basic facts:

My goal in creating and hosting Plantation Retreat is to provide a safe and welcoming, private place (and opportunity) for White Masters and plantation slaves/niggers to meet and explore their mutual fantasies. I get a lot of questions and answer many individual questions. To simplify things…here is some general basic information:

The gathering lasts for up to 2 weeks this year, with the main gathering around the 4th of July…folks can stay as long or as short a time as they want (some stay even longer). Masters can stay at the compound here or in a hotel if they want to (as can any personal slaves that they bring with them or any other slave that is ordered to do so).

Slaves arriving on their own stay here and are considered (and protected) as property of the plantation or my personal property.

Slaves sign up for a specific length of service. Slaves can specify what their limits are or that they will serve in any way the Master/guests desire. Sex is not required, but depends on individual choice (as do other activities). Most Masters desire to use slaves sexually in addition to normal domestic services. Some slaves are used only for hard labor. A slave’s assignments and duties are based on its experience and ability-level (some require whipping or punishment). Masters have their own king or queen bed (up to 5 available); slaves sleep where they are told to sleep (unless they are ordered into a Master’s bed and allowed to sleep there). Normally a slave sleeps at the foot of a Master’s bed, but some can be chained or caged elsewhere.

The minimum requirement for slaves is that they be obedient and respectful of all Masters and work to give the Masters and enjoyable time. This can be anything from preparing and serving drinks and meals, doing housework or yard work, to providing sexual relief on demand, to hard labor in the compound (depending on the slave’s previously-stated limitations). Slaves should expect Masters to be totally comfortable and free in using humiliating or degrading racist speech in referring to or speaking to mud-slaves. It’s not all punishment and misery for slaves…there is plenty of time for camaraderie and playful fun also. Some slaves even form a brotherly bond with the other slaves that serve with them. Masters also form lasting bonds and friendships based on their mutual interests and sharing slaves.

It’s just a small friendly gathering of White Masters at my house/compound….being served by mud-slaves as might have been in a modern version of slave-days. one might call it a situation of consensual non-consent/slavery. Slaves can set their limits and the time they will be in service as slaves in advance…. and also what they expect to learn and experience from the experience. The more that a slave lets me know about itself in advance, the better I can guide its growth from the experience.

Backstage racism mates with BDSM, the eroticization of the black body, and finds a place online through a variant of cyber-racism. Amazing. We do in fact live in interesting times.White supremacy is a mental illness. Western (and global) society is sick with it. All of us, across the color line, have been impacted by white supremacy and white racism. But who are we to judge how adults in a consensual relationship decide to work through its pain and ugliness?

As is per my tradition, here are some concluding questions.

Have any of you engaged in race play? For those of you in inter-racial relationships, how do you negotiate these bigger questions of race and the erotic? If our kinks and sexual predilections are in some way a function of life experience, trauma, early childhood experiences, etc. what happened in the life of a black person who is willing to play a slave for the pleasures of white racists?

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  1. This Is beyond disgusting! No self respecting black person would participate in this sexual demonic behavior! They should be ashamed of themselves. Gross beyond measure!

    1. I am in total agreement with you. I think that it’s obvious that racist ideology is embedded in all of us to some extent. Too many black people are still convinced that there is “good” hair and “bad” hair and that the hair that’s most like white folks’ hair is the best. It’s obvious that many black people still prefer lighter skinned black people and believe that black is ugly. Most people are totally convinced that black people are innately superior athletes, comedians, singers, and laborers. By default, it is also believed that we’re intellectually inferior to all other groups. While I’m disgusted and appalled by the implications of this article, I think it’s much more important that we address these issues that affect most of us, rather than an extreme case of this sickness that is only affecting a small population.

    2. I am in total agreement with you. I think that it’s obvious that racist ideology is embedded in all of us to some extent. Too many black people are still convinced that there is “good” hair and “bad” hair and that the hair that’s most like white folks’ hair is the best. It’s obvious that many black people still prefer lighter skinned black people and believe that black is ugly. Most people are totally convinced that black people are innately superior athletes, comedians, singers, and laborers. By default, it is also believed that we’re intellectually inferior to all other groups. While I’m disgusted and appalled by the implications of this article, I think it’s much more important that we address these issues that affect most of us, rather than an extreme case of this sickness that is only affecting a small population.

  2. I think one pressing question would be what the class location of catharsis play (and “alternative therapy” in general) is and how that skews the politics toward a racist status quo. We see a similar dynamic in white new age appropriation of various spiritual traditions,

    1. White people are spiritual orphans. Confused and searching for answers. Just like a normal person.

  3. I’m SO glad you noted the example of a black man calling his black girlfriend a racial & sexual epithet. I’ve seen so many folks trash folks like Mollena for dealing w/this in an upright aware manner while they pretend it doesn’t touch them.
    BDSM can be complex, esp from the outside. Games like this–known as “edge play”–are controversial even in the kink community. This is not my personal kink, yet I know that not all who have it are white supremacists of any color. Exactly Who a person chooses to engage in race play with speaks volumes about both of them.

  4. Reblogged this on PLUG and commented:
    This has my mind running around in circles. I’m open to try a lot sexually. Having said that, I’m not sure how I would respond if my partner expressed a desire for race play. The politics of desire and erotics are hardly discussed in the LGBT community in the Netherlands. We like to believe that what we find attractive/desirable is deeply personal, however, our desires, our wants and needs, are largely shaped by our culture, and historically situated. I need to process this.

    1. Too easy to make a smug/sour face and dismiss the efforts the author made to push readers beyond their reflexes.

  5. This was fascinating and well written to support the theories of Foucault around power and what that means to people of color. This beyond powerful, not because of those who voice outrage or opposition but to those who participate. It fascinated me—I would love to go there and see this—I don’t know how it would be possible to do so without participation but it is an enticing look into the psyche of race that we never deal with. How comfortable and eroticized racial subjugation was/is and more importantly how do we complete the arc of slaver in America?

    he next level which I look at this is how many of color already do this to themselves mentally? Not necessarily sexually but socially, motivationally, psychically—isn’t this just a manifestation of the psyche that is within the confines of slave mentality—-or is it even broader?

    I often consider the fact that slavery for me is a not even a memory—it’s a passed on memory/history. What really is my relationship to it? I live in a land that includes connections to that system but essentially I absorb slavery as a narrative. Who would i be without that absorption? Who would we all be?

    1. I had the same reaction as you when I read the article; I wanted to be in a position to see and hear all that goes on at such a place. However, like the writer said, I have serious reservations about seeing black women used in this way. I don’t know how I might react upon seeing such abuse. I once saw a pornographic movie that showed a white man sexually battering a black woman. At one point he was having intercourse with her while planting his foot firmly upon her face. He was cursing her the whole time. Another black man and I complained and persuaded the projectionist to stop the film and show something else.

  6. Reblogged this on Eccentric and Bent and commented:
    I am thoroughly disturbed that folks have eroticized slavery & white supremacy. I don’t know how any person would find it stimulating to be racially subjugated by those who are truly racist. I am not trying to be judgemental but it is really difficult not to be. I feel like those involved in this are reinforcing the negative thoughts and stereotypes that we have yet to overcome. I am truly flabbergasted.

    1. I will say this, and I am not judging but the way Black people in America deal with each other, this does not suprise me.Some black people in America expecially has to start opening they eyes and see what the world really is about.I do not know ,but I will go as far as to say, in all the Black people who plays these games not much are real Aficans for the Mother land.I would be surprise if their were.It unfortunate that our race is still stuck in that MASSA mine set.I am not am American but Isee that as pure disrespect to the (President of the United State ) a black man.When I think of it some times,that is whyeven in the elections in America you see how some black people think.It show where their head are at.Nelson Mandela showed us the power we have,and paid the price that a lot of the same people who are playing these games could not.Wher is the respect for self?? and people of Race???I feel sorry for thesde peope.As the Great God HAVE SAID ON MANY OCCATIONS THEY HAVE LOST THEY WAY,WEAK …

      1. I understand your sentiment but even in your response you separated American Blacks from Real Africans. The stereotypes of American Blacks has been one of the most successful exports. So why would American Blacks be better equipped to fight the images White Supremacy has created and nurtured?

      2. Firstly we aren’t “real Africans” (whatever that means). We are Black Americans with our own cultures. We were not born in Africa, we’re only of African descent. Most of us are quite satisfied with our culture and history to a point that we don’t have to take on some African nationality. I’m not talking about people who want to trace their roots, that’s totally okay. I’m talking about people who want to claim African constantly and appear unhappy with their Black American identity. They ignore the fact that Black Americans are not solely African. No other black ethnicity/ nationality is forced to call themselves Africans, besides Black Americans. Never have I had heard that being told to a Jamaican, Dominican, Haitian or Puerto Rican. I’m not saying recognizing and having pride in our African heritage is a bad thing, either. We are part of the black race, that started in Africa, but due to a turn of events people have created their own cultures, have their own histories, etc.

        Secondly, you have zero understanding of the history of Black Americans. You could only say that it was disrespectful to our president, then you go on to talk about Nelson Mandela solely paving the way. While Mandela’s strides are definitely a huge chapter in history, he’s not the only black person to make milestones. Black Americans in history have done MANY things to improve the lives of our people. Without the strides of Black Americans, Barack Obama would not even be in office right now. Africans (and other POC), like yourself, would not be able to come here and the reap the benefits from the fruits of our labor. We have literally sparked revolutions around the world. Elements of our creations are permeating the world as we speak. Also, please don’t act like Black Americans are the only ones in the black race stuck in the “Massa mentality”. Africans and other non-American blacks have the habit of upholding whiteness as sacred, from my experience it’s overkill for them. There are waay more Black Americans frowning upon this than taking part in it.

    2. I agree with you. I know that most of us have internalized some of the racist thoughts and attitudes of the oppressors. I’ve noted that not only the black minority within America, but the black, brown and yellow majorities around the globe have been infected with racist ideology. All are convinced of the superior beauty, intelligence, ingenuity, and worth of white people. The only way that I could personally condone this behavior by black people is if they were experiencing this fetish under the care of therapists with the aim of being healed. It’s hellish and depraved behavior that shouldn’t be condoned.

    3. yes my sister, this is suggesting from the title onwards that white supremacy is the natural order of humanity. i was curious about the title and thought i would investigate. as a black person i am totally averse to this kind of twisted narrative.

  7. This shit just pissed me off I’m so sick of these sorry ass people talking about black people especially black women when all these no good dumb bastards want to be like us and it’s a known fact that’s why all these hoes going to get butt shots talking hood listening to rap music and dating rappers and we can also reverse that for the white man but truth be told us as black women we don’t want a white man anyway cause we look at ya’ll as being WEAK!!! So thank you for thinking we’re unattractive and and all the little white girls can follow behind us trying to be down

  8. Though some may find this degrading, disgusting, immoral, unethical and the like…these people in this actual engageement are doing their choices of explorasion, and trying to identify with a new area of pleasures….could it have been something I would do….? I don’t believe I would be that darring

    1. Some of “those people” *prefer* rubber rooms.

      Consider: some people imagine Hell in the greatest detail possible and pray that they aren’t going there, often for hours at a time.

      Are they “sick?”

      If there weren’t great pleasure to be found in imagining endless torment in lakes of fire then there wouldn’t be so much preoccupation with it.

      And who gave “us” the idea of Hell to work with?

      Yup. It’s all connected.

  9. are these consenting adults? then what they do in their private sex lives is none of your goddamn business,

  10. love the article, I am a black woman married to a white guy and I am into BDSM. Neither one of us is racist and I fantasize about race play and slavery all the time. It is great that they are creating a place like this. My husband would feel uncomfortable doing something like this and so we would not go to such a plantation but I totally get it and support it.

  11. About attracting actual racists: BE CAREFUL of STDs! Why would racists want interracial sex? Aren’t they very much against that? What if the racists has some STD and that they wanted to give to people of the other race?? This is why having sex with people you do not trust and know in general is something to be cautious about.

    1. You’re correct…true racists don’t engage in race-play. It is something for the mutual pleasure of consenting adults. Racists limit themselves to the pleasure of their own race and with their own race. Of course, one must be careful not to pick up a real racist who is just trying to lure you in with the promise of race-play…there are still plenty of real racists in the world.

      1. this is an erroneous belief. is entirely possible to be racist and engage in sexual acts with people you revile. if you believe in your inherent dominance, then you see others through the lens of servility. You treat them as if they were subservient and created to fulfill your desires–including the sexual ones.

        Merriam-Webster defines racism as the following:

        1.a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
        2: racial prejudice or discrimination

        copulation occurred frequently between slaves and slave holders, who held supremacist attitudes, in spite of sexual attraction to their property. this is a historically documented fact. these bigots with an inflated sense of self, ravished black bodies without consideration of the human soul inhabiting them. so racism was inextricably linked to the sexual expression between the two. race play is a reenactment of the violence and degradation the occurred then–something a racist today,would very much enjoy in a society where he cannot legally and openly own or abuse “chattel.”

        race play is derogatory. sexual titillation comes at the expense of a participants dignity and quite frankly an orgasm is NOT worth it

        bottom line: love and respect yourself people. cherish the body you are in because this is the only one you’ll have.

        1. Indeed, Moe; it’s possible for a man to hate women, but still copulate with them. Why not also the same thing with those of other races?

          Of course, that isn’t universal: there are some men who want nothing to do with women whatsoever, and there are some bigots who want nothing to do with those against whom they are prejudiced.

          People are complex, and it’s as asinine for people to assert “people of group a always/never do x” as it is, oh, I don’t know, to say all men are like this, all women are like that, all whites are like this, all blacks are like that, all straight people are like this, all gays are like that, etc.

          Funny how quickly some who otherwise would be horrified at stereotypes of one kind, fail to see inconsistency in holding to other kinds of stereotypes.

          But all bigots are like that. 😉

        2. “his is an erroneous belief. is entirely possible to be racist and engage in sexual acts with people you revile”

          100% agree with this. Indeed raping a person that you revile can be a component of humiliating and degrading that person.

      2. I don’t agree with your assessment of racists. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the slaveholders of their era were bona fide racists who used slaves for their sexual gratification. During the Jim Crow era many white men who hated black people nevertheless sometimes used black people to fulfill their sexual fantasies. Jesse Helms was in the forefront of racist legislation but he left at least one black child behind.

  12. There’s a great article by Elizabeth Freeman called Turn the Beat Around: Sadomasochism, Temporality, History that talks about race play and bdsm. You might find it interesting. It’s available as a pdf online.

  13. This is consensual nonconsent though. These ppl very much so enjoy being treated as a slave as it pertains to their sexual needs and wants. As a black woman (in the lifestyle, quiet as it’s kept) I don’t personally “get off” on being called racial epithets but as I’ve navigated this interesting subculture I have no problems with ppl who do like it. I, myself like verbal humiliation. I know I’m not a slut but it is understood that as a submissive, I have agreed to be called one by whomever I choose to play with. This lifestyle has a basis of mutual trust and understanding, if you don’t like it then make it a hard limit but I don’t think including the BDSM lifestyle as an example of racial discrimination is a good idea only because these ppl have agreed this is what they want.

  14. Not that this makes this horrendous situation any less horrible, but are the “slaves” compensated for their participation in this “retreat”? Its clear in the article that they set their own limits and boundaries, but if they are being paid to do this this gets into issues of coercion and doesn’t imply that they are being 100% voluntary in the process, especially given the economic conditions of the south.

  15. I dont know why you folks act all surprised. All you have to do is look at those pics of those white folks tormenting those Muslims in the Abu Ghrayb pictures some years ago. it is a sickness those folks have within themselves. It aint gonna change. They were perverted as Romans, they were perverted as slave masters and they are perverted now.

    1. I agree with all that you said except for your connection of the Europeans and the Euro-Americans with ancient Rome. From the studies I’ve done on the subject I’m convinced that they’re not related to the ancient Romans. Greek tradition says that they are descended from Egyptians and history suggests that the Romans were transplanted Greeks. I did a study years ago that suggests that ancient people from Canaan (Palestine) sailed to Greece. Egypt was possibly in control of Palestine when civilization was sent to Mediterranean Europe. The Europeans were savages at the time of Greco-Roman civilization. They helped to destroy the Roman empire and to plunge Rome into the “Dark Ages.” The first indigenous European civilization developed centuries later and has been the author of racism in the modern world.

  16. This also makes me think of the bulk of contemporary mainstream R.A.P. (rhyming and posing) as a kind of linguistic BDSM.

    There is great power and pleasure in the linguistic violence of R.A.P. The subject/listener is intimately connected to the rapper, and the incredibly fierce loyalty that stans (fans) have for their favorite MC may be analogous to a boy/girlfriend relationship.

    When a rapper calls a woman a “bitch,” or a man a “nigga,” is the subject/listener being “liberated” per Midori?

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    Also time to revisit Samuel R. Delaney.

    1. I agree with you that rap usually reinforces the worst stereotypes about black people.

  17. BDSM between consenting adults takes many forms, some of which are deliberately transgressive in style, but this reveals very little about the other aspects of the personalities involved. Judging mutually pleasurable sexual expression between individuals in political terms may be popular in some circles but whether a political litmus test is applied to GLBTQ sexuality or BDSM sexuality it’s equally wrong. What people do and enjoy in their bedrooms, as Lawrence v. Texas makes clear, is not a legitimate area of public concern unless it results in severe bodily harm, which is an extremely rare event among BDSM players of all orientations.

    In short, this is nobody’s business but that of those involved and while I can see why it makes for interesting discussion it’s not relevant to the ongoing debates over either sexuality or race in the society at large, which is best served by uninvolved parties staying out of each other’s bedrooms.

    The mindless rage of some of the comments on this thread, which could just as easily be directed at any other minority sexual orientation and would instantly be recognizable as ignorant prejudice in any other context, illustrates precisely why publicly debating what consenting adults do in private is apt to generate more heat than light.

  18. IT GOES DEEPER THAN THIS!___ I have been a novice in the BDSM world for other type of interest, though being a black woman I am often approached for being a slave—Which I CLEARLY State that I am a submissive, not a slave! –That being said, it is COMMON that black slaves are brought off the streets –the homeless are being victimized! Masters as they are called approach black homeless men and women, give them a place to live as their slaves—they are used often for BREEDING–usually with other white Masters for mixed children which are then sold for approx. 10k or more. The black female slaves do NOT give birth in hospitals, usually a physician that is cut in visits the home of the Master to administer care. I refuse to participate in race play or name calling, but I am a successful business woman that chooses to be a submissive sexually to a male–Many people in this world DO NOT HAVE OPTIONS! There is a slave registry for identification and also you are branded by your Master when broken. Seriously it is a disturbing world. Though the world of BDSM should not be degraded in general, this practice needs to be exposed. I simply ask that BLACK PEOPLE THAT ARE OUTRAGED BY THIS TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE HOMELESS WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF THIS KIND OF SLAVERY 8 out of 10 time! (Yes, I fear for my safety so this is the first time I have ever spoken about what I know. This will be my only post or outcry ever I assure you. I have carried this for a long time. Again—instead of getting simply outraged and blogging—do something to protect those that have no choice and become these modern day slaves.)

    1. How do you suggest that people get involved to stop this? I can believe that it happens, but I’ve got no first-hand knowledge of it.

  19. Some people are kinky…. and some people are square…. what do you want? You’ll probably never understand them. I’m pretty sure if you checked out enough people’s bedrooms, this would not be the only thing going on that might turn your stomach

  20. Hmmm. I find this extremely interesting. It may not be for me, but I think it’s good that it exists for others into this kind of kink.

  21. Also, to the people outraged that some blacks allow themselves to be subjugated in this way–there IS another side to this equation. There are white people who do the same (sexualize being a slave) to black people. Yes, they get off on being dominated by blacks. There is a subculture for every kink you can imagine. I, for one, choose not to judge. To each his own.

    1. Whites being slaves to Blacks…is NOT the same thing, …..because the psychology, history, etc., is different.

      No one would ask a “White person wanting to be a slave to a Black person”…. “How can you do this…relative to the history of amerikkkan slavery?!”

  22. Im not sure if it’s denial or just disbelief, but Im having a very difficult time accepting the authenticity of this article. Who really wrote this??? Am I to accept that a Black man/woman would willfully be enslaved in any way other than a Hollywood/Broadway production depicting the past! After all black people have been through? Really? If it is true it can only be a continuance, of the post traumatic stress that has plagued an entire race since the reconstruction.
    Recently a young woman who had been in captivity for approximately 10 years was freed and to this day she receives counselling. Yet the children of freed slaves nor the freed slaves have never, Never, NEVER, been given the space and care needed to properly heal their psyche. Generations were born and raised to believe they were less than. Having said that, maybe the article is real.

  23. I don’t really see how this is any different than when men do it to women, regardless of color. After all, women have been enslaved for sex since the beginning of time, and still are today, even in the US. If it turns them on and it’s consensual, who am I to judge?

  24. I worked at a BDSM dungeon many years ago. A black male approached me asking me for a race-play scene. He wanted me to call him a “big black n____ buck” and act the plantation mistress. I couldnt do it. Just. Could. Not. The money he was offering was considerable, but I just couldnt do it. He picked another girl.

  25. Interestingly, ‘extreme’ fetishes such as these allow us to play one of our favorite games…the At Least I’m Not… game. You know the rules, read sensational stories and then wax righteous while thinking to yourself: ‘yeah, I may be messed up, but at least I’m not THAT! messed up.’

    No matter what we may feel about this story we should ask ourselves: What contributed to our own individual sexual identities? You may be surprised at what you find when you take this journey.

  26. Really appreciate your thoughtful take on this difficult topic! I do want to caution you though against assuming kinks, etc. are “a function of life experience,” as that’s been shown to be a misconception. No one knows why some people are kinky while others aren’t, or why people have the kinks that they do.

    Based on my own experiences and observations, I think there is a connection between sexuality and taboos. Things that are forbidden, not just by others but by ourselves, can acquire an emotional charge that can become (through sublimation?) eroticism. The same can happen with frightening things, like being humiliated or completely objectified. There’s also something erotic about extreme power differences that seems to play out in a wide variety of BDSM scenarios, obviously including this one.

    I would be very interested to read about this kind of thing in other countries. Are there lots of British people out there doing colonial scenes? How about in countries that are former colonies? Or countries with histories of fascism or dictatorships?

  27. THIS IS NO DIFFERENT FROM WHEN WE AFRIKAN MARRY OUTSIDE OUR RACE.REMEMBER MOST JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VOWS REQUIRES THE WOMAN TO SUBMIT TO THEIR HUSBAND.TO HELL WITH ALL YOU POST RACIAL BOGSHI MENTALLY ENSLAVED NEGRO MIND AFRIKANS.YOU ALL ARE ALL DANCING WITH THE DEVIL.MALCOM AND KING BEFORE HIS DEATH WERE RIGHT.ITS BETTER TO BE SEPERATE AND EQUAL THAN TO LIVE WITH A MENTALLY ILL SELFHATING RECESSIVE GENE SLAVE CATCHING EURASIAN.

  28. I might not like this plantation crap but look at the white woman/man that is in a relationship with a black woman/man and is playing the same game. Submissiveness has its ups and downs to those that are looking at someone else.

    When you are in a bdsm relationship you don’t think about what “society” thinks about you. You are thinking only of yourself. Even within the relationship you are thinking about yourself. You only please your dom/me or sub/slave because you are getting pleased also. If the pleasure stops you move on.

    Race play is the same. You are looking for pleasure. If it stops you move on. There can be love in a bdsm relationship but when the pleasure is gone THEN it becomes an open relationship. I am disgusted but I can understand desire.

  29. This is appalling. Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman,all people who tried freeing slaves, slaves and every moral and decent indivisual are furning over in their effing graves. How dare you people make a joke of slavery and write about it. The descriptiin of a black females body is.desired and yet again you find away to compare to other females who have found that having a body like a black females will definitely pull in more men especially black men. Your just jealous of black men and you always will be. This is sick.

  30. I was touched as a child. Today it would be some huge crime, but because it was a teen (also a child) I don’t look at it with such gravity.
    And although I now know that what he did was wrong. It does not change the fact that for years I have had sexual fantasies about him.
    I think these two subjects are related.

  31. I am a BDSM practitioner and something of a legend in my own lunchtime when it comes to humiliation. I’ve encountered race play and used it in my own play to a limited extent. I have not come across this plantation form before, but it does not surprise me that it exists any more than I was surprised to hear about OWK all those years ago.

    I offer this as no more than my own experience…

    The key word here is PLAY. This is about fantasy and bringing it into reality in a safe, sane and consensual way. Where race PLAY takes place both parties are agreeing to it happening and both parties get something from it.

    In my experience the people who play (both top and bottom) are some of the most balanced individuals that I know and have great awareness of issues of race and racism. They would not consider it acceptable behaviour to use their private play dynamic in public, nor do they hold thoughts that one race is inferior or superior anymore than anyone else does.

    To the outside world this can appear horrific and disgusting and wildly unacceptable. If you are in this camp the simple thing to do is not play the game. No one who follows the safe, sane and consensual creed that existed in BDSM pre-50 Shades will have any problem with that at all.

    However …

    I accept there are individuals who are going to find this form of play exciting because it gives an outlet for genuinely held racist views. They see race play not as an exciting and (contradictory) loving act between partners, but as a source of “meat to abuse and get away with it.”

    These people I have no time for. I personally view them as no better than the abusers who see submissives as an outlet for their sadistic preferences, or the rapists who hide behind the “but it was kinky sex” defence.

    It is this latter group of people that our contempt should be turned towards, not those who have found an unusual outlet for their sexuality.

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