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This can be described through Montesquieu's climatic theory in his book the Spirit of the Laws, which explains how people from different climates have different temperaments, "The inhabitants of warm countries are, like old men, timorous; the people in cold countries are, like young men, brave." This idea stemmed from the first encounters between European men and African women.
As the men were not used to the extremely hot climate they misinterpreted the women's lack of clothing for vulgarity.
It's this kind of exoticizing and tokenization that inspired Johnson to make the documentary. I've dated men of all colors, shapes and sizes, but it seemed that white men habitually said reckless, racist things to me as part of their approach," Johnson told One reason such pickup lines are so insidious is because they play on long-established stereotypes of the black gay community.
"I guess the biggest stereotype is that black men are just penises with Timberlands attached, and that whatever we have to offer sexually is our only value," Johnson told ."For the black gay community, the self-imposed stereotype is that there's only one way to be a gay black man.
Similarly, black men were known for having a specific lust for white women.
This created tension, as if white men were having sex with black women because they were more lustful, this meant black men would lust after white women in the same way, this threatened the white male dominance that was apparent at the time, increasing the fear of interracial interactions.
So isn't it worth at least asking how society might be shaping our individual preferences?