Shawn Taylor's Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity PDF

By Shawn Taylor

ISBN-10: 1556527349

ISBN-13: 9781556527340

How does it believe to be a black guy in the US? It hurts, yet in a gorgeous method.  So Shawn Taylor says—and much more—in this unapologetic and sharply serious exploration of the hatred and nervousness that American society harbors towards black males, and the terror and confusion that black males harbor towards themselves. blending humor, rage, and startling vulnerability, Taylor leads us on a no-holds-barred journey of his personal masculine improvement: negotiating his younger existence with no father, getting shot, forming all demeanour of relationships with ladies. giant Black Penis, winner of the DIY e-book pageant, brings the dialog on black masculinity into the twenty first century.

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Fighting was my life raft. If I didn’t have it, what did I have? My intellect wasn’t valid in any of my social circles, but you couldn’t dismiss my ability to beat the ever-loving shit out of someone. After a while, my violent acts were no longer tools for empowerment; the shit became habitual. There were two major events that helped me break my addiction to violence. I met this dude named Andrew Kuroiwa, who was a junior judo instructor. He was a schoolmate who’d seen me scrap a few times at school and approached me about my motivations— pointing out that I never threw the first punch but would taunt my opponents enough so they’d attack me; then I could feel justified about beating them down.

Aside from a very few select cases, most of my interactions with men orbit around music, women, or (God forbid) cars. I could just imagine the looks on my boys’ faces if I broke out one day and said, “Yo, man! Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, all agitated, sweaty, and shivering? You put some clothes on, go outside, sit down on some grass, and look up at that big beautiful moon. You’re sitting there, just chillin’ in nature, listening to the animals rustle the grass, the owl hooting, and the breeze running through the trees.

I knew that all I had to do was cock my fist back, just like an arrow, and let it fly; I’d have no more problems. And I did just that. Blam! All the teacher did, probably could do, was watch. He watched the kids go at me, and he watched as I beat some ass. It was as if my fist had a mind of its own. From my side to that kid’s nose, in the blink of an eye. The moment when my hand met his face it felt so damn good. For once I had some power, enough power to not let anyone hurt me. I looked down at him.

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