Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity by Shawn Taylor

By Shawn Taylor

How does it think to be a black guy in the United States? It hurts, yet in a stunning approach.  So Shawn Taylor says—and much more—in this unapologetic and sharply serious exploration of the hatred and anxiousness 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 out a father, getting shot, forming all demeanour of relationships with girls. 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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33 34 B IG B LACK PE N IS “Now what, motherfucker? Kind of hard to talk shit when you’re choking on your blood and teeth, ain’t it? ” The teacher looked as if he were about to have a heart attack. I really thought about giving him one to the jaw, but he was kind of big, and I didn’t think I could take him. But I wanted to hit him so badly for not intervening when my classmates were teasing me. All of the kids—and the teacher—backed up and looked at me differently. They knew that I was the last guy in the world that they should be fucking around with.

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. Andrew was damned perceptive. He told me about how he used to be the same way but found an outlet through sport judo. He gave me a couple of lessons, and I competed in a couple of matches. I didn’t do too 35 36 B IG B LACK PE N IS well, but I found a release valve for my violence.

After a while, my discomfort with his new look created an irreparable tear in our relationship, and I abandoned him. Taking Tad’s facial disfigurement as a cue, I made an effort to not engage in unnecessary violence. If someone came at me, I’d give it to them, but I was no longer going to seek out physical conflict. The cost was way too high for continuing a violent lifestyle. But without the pressure release that comes with the commission of violent acts, I began holding in my emotions. And by doing this, it corrupted my interpersonal relationships, especially when it came to intimacy.

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