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literature review


Rose, Tricia. Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk about Sexuality and Intimacy. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.

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“Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies” - Sandra Barnes and Juan Battle, et al.

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Hooks, Bell. Black Looks: Race and Representation. Routledge, 2015.

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Noble, Safiya U.  Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York U P, 2018.

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Turner, Yolanda, and William Stayton. “The Twenty-First Century Challenges To Sexuality and Religion.pdf.” Journal of Religion & Health, 2014.


The asexuality census had to create a variable group called “raceTypo,” for black people after it was found that the box marked for “Black: and/or African Diaspora,” says “NO” inside the checkmark box instead of being blank. This error led to numerous people checking “Black: African” that didn’t originally identify that way.

- “Guide to the Asexual Community Survey Data” - Tristian Miller

A 2011 search for black women prompted mostly results and images related to porn.  

- Algorithms of Oppression - Safiya Umoja Noble

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