Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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It should come as no surprise that Obama's candidacy and subsequent election have forced this nation to reflect on its history of racism. And when I say history, that includes events from as recent as two weeks ago, when Henry Louis Gates, the Harvard professor and one of the most distinguished intellectuals in the country, was profiled and arrested in his own home by a white Cambridge police officer. Whether the cop is a racist or not, the national story has poured gasoline on a fire that's been burning since the first slave ship arrived on these shores.

What is never, ever considered in all these reflections and discussions is that there is one industry that can truly claim to be "post-racial," and that's porn. It's not the color of your dick that matters, it's the size and the stamina. Now that said, let me concede that the CHARACTERS and SCENARIOS in pornos have at times been, and to a lesser extent still are, racially stereotypical. When I first started out in the business, I met an old white cock who used to play in those racist one-reelers in the 20's. In his most notorious one ("Well Hung--From A Tree") he had to wear black shoe polish. Regrettably, black characters may always carry with them an element of sexual threat. Granted, that can make for some hot bad-girl cocksucking. But the actresses whose mouths entertain us, they only see one color, and that's the color of cum. In any other industry, it's commonly believed that black guys have the biggest dicks. And maybe that's true. But in my world, we're all equal. I've been in some dynamite chocolate pussy in my time, because Ron simply loves to fuck hot women. It's only because America still has on the shit-stained Puritan underwear it came in that pornography is feared, judged and derided (until, that is, those people find themselves alone in a hotel room with a half hour to kill). But in its embrace of evolving technology and, yes, a color blind world of fucking and sucking, the porn business is a model of enlightened civilization. You can have your beer at the White House. I'll take a cold drink of quim any day of the week.
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