I was attending a business conference at the Washington Convention Center last week when my cellphone starting vibrating repeatedly.
The speaker I was listening to was kind of boring so I looked down to see who was texting and calling. It was my buddy, Tony from Atlanta.
“Immanuel, call or text me back quick. I have something to tell you.”
“Oh shit,” I thought. Who died?”
I walked out into the hallway, sat on a cushioned bench beside the window and dialed his number.
“Are you okay Tony?”
“Baby I’m fine but you have got to hear about this,” he said. “I think it would make a great story for your blog.”
“Sure, I can give you a few minutes. Tell me what’s up.”
The reception was a little staticky but this is the jist of what Tony said.
A friend of Tony had gone to San Francisco and visited a gay bar known for its public sexual escapades. He had struck up a conversation with a handsome, tall, well-built black man by the bar. The conversation was so good Tony’s friend just knew he was going to tap that Black Adonis’ ass that night.
But things didn’t turn out that way.
“Do you know an average looking white guy walked up to this black god, talked a minute, pulled out his dick and that handsome black man got on his knees and started sucking his dick,” Tony said, his southern-accented voice dripping with contempt.
“Then all these other white guys lined up. This black guy ended up sucking off most of the white guys in the bar. He didn’t care if they were short, tall, or ugly or cross-eyed as long as you were white. And he just ignored my friend .”
“White guys are okay but I really love black men,” Tony continued. “I won’t get with a white dude unless they are no other alternatives.”
Hey, sexual preferences based on race abound in the gay community. Sex hook-up websites are filled with ads from guys who only date whites, or Asians or blacks and Latinos exclusively.
It is what it is.
“Tony, I wouldn’t get upset about it,” I said. “There are just black guys who prefer white men. That is their preference.”
Back when I was growing up in the 70s and early 80s we used to call some black people “Oreos.” These were people who usually preferred to hang around white people and even dressed like them and used slang more associated with whites, such as “That’s rad!” or “Wow, that’s a foxy chick.”
Usually these were young black people who had been raised around whites so that was all the culture they knew so you couldn’t fault them. However, I know of a few who were pushed by their parents to associate more with whites because their parents believed white friends and connections would help their children get ahead in America.
The black dude in the bar in San Francisco may have subconsciously believed whites were superior and dropping to his knees and serving them helped him act out his kink. Or he could just prefer white men because he likes their skin color, or hair texture or whatever.
Who knew, he might even turn around the next day and suck a bunch of black or Latino men. Maybe he was just in the mood for white men that particular night.
And who are we to judge? If being submissive to white men turns him on so be it. We all have our turn-ons and preferences. So let him enjoy himself. To each his own.
Q: Readers, what do you think?