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UC porn prof maintains blog featuring sex scenes of black women

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A gender studies professor at the University of California runs an X-rated Tumblr page showcasing black women in pornographic scenes.

The web site belongs to Mireille Miller-Young, an assistant professor of feminist studies at UC-Santa Barbara, according to Campus Reform. (Link here — NSFW)

She calls it “Brown Sugar.”

Some of the blog entries are inspirational quotes. Earlier this week, Miller-Young posted a quote from Shirley Chisholm, a black former congresswoman: “When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.”

The post was preceded by images from an old issue of Playboy Magazine depicting a black model mostly naked. Further down the front page are screenshots from a pornographic film featuring a black couple.

Miller-Young takes an academic approach to the study of porn. She is the author of a forthcoming book called “A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women, Sex Work and Pornography.”

In the book’s description, she laments the “marginalization” of porn in academic research.

“Despite its visible impact on gender and sexual representation, identity and behavior, critical research on pornography remains marginalized in academic research in the humanities and social sciences,” she wrote.

Frank discussions of pornography and sex are becoming quite common on campus, however. Numerous universities hosted “sex weeks” last year in which students enjoyed lectures about sexuality and gender, and received free condoms and sex toys. America’s most notorious pornography professor, Pasadena City College’s Hugo Schwyzer, even hosted a class that featured guest lectures from actual porn stars.

But far too often, race is left out of discussions about sexuality and pornography, wrote Miller-Young.

“Discussions about race, and specifically the racialization of pornographyʼs sexual products and practices of production and consumption, are largely absent,” she wrote.

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