Don’t tune out when you’re turned on

Gabby Felitto

Porn is an outlet for everyone to witness their fantasies.

However, it is still racist, there are still tropes and white men are still running it, according to the documentary “The Racist History Of Pornography.”

Porn exploits women of color, portraying them as unrealistic stereotypes.

Asian women are submissive. Black women are animalistic. Latinas copulate for money. Middle Eastern and South Asian women are repressed but willing.

Nikki Darling, a black porn actress, said white porn actresses are seen as pure, according to a 2015 Business Insider article.

Even though all of these women are doing porn, only white women are still seen as “pure,” while WOC actresses are sexualized.

Pornhub has categories like “Ebony,” “Latina” and “Asian,” but no “white” category.

The categories that insinuate a white actress in porn are “blonde” and “brunette.”  White women are the default while WOC are considered taboo.

This portrays WOC as uncharted territory since interracial couples were not always allowed. While racial mixing is very common today, there are still many prejudiced toward it, keeping it taboo.      

Porn takes advantage of society’s history of fetishizing WOC as it reaffirms stereotypes.

Ghetto Gaggers, which shows extreme and abusive oral and is affiliated with the controversial company Facial Abuse, makes “white boys taming angry black women” porn.

This further stereotypes black women as “animals,” since Ghetto Gaggers forces them to do dehumanizing acts as they submit.

“Ebony” is the top search in southern states like Alabama, who have a history of slavery and the Confederacy, according to a 2013 Whitman Wire article.

Alabama has 23 hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.    

It’s not surprising that states that took advantage of black people watch porn portraying black women being sexually humiliated.

A 2015 Everyday Feminism article stated porn with Asian women involves submission to white men, tricking us to think it’s an exchange of power when, in reality, it’s never equal, like colonization.

A 2009 Alternate article discussed how the plot of Latinas seeking green cards and money being raped and begging is popular.

Racist porn affirms the beliefs that WOC deserve abuse.

These excuses translate to the treatment of WOC in real life as these women are more likely get assaulted than white women, according to the nonprofit organization End Rape on Campus.

Many think that porn is just fantasy, but these fantasies are the reality for many WOC.

Darling also says black actresses aren’t as marketable as white actresses.

Like in other forms of media, WOC get little representation since they’re not the default, forcing them into roles that enforce sexualized stereotypes.

To stop this wave of racist porn from continuing, watch porn from sites that give equal pay to their actors of color and directed by women and POC, like the Cash Pad series.