Sex & Gender

the terry crews story is all too familiar: black men’s bodies abused & sexualized by white men

October 13, 2017
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I have a sneaking suspicion that Terry Crews brave admission to having been sexually harassed by a “high level Hollywood executive” who “groped his privates” at a very public event, and in front of his wife.

Crews’ harrowing story comes in the wake of the mysterious drug overdoes and death of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore, a sex worker who was found the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor 63-year-old Ed Buck. Moore, who in a general he kept, wrote that Buck was the one to introduce him to the drug that killed him.

“I honestly don’t know what to do. I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted to the pain and fetish/fantasy.”

The eerie image of old white men injecting black bodies they have purchased with drugs is a historic one that continues to influence the ways in which powerful white men view black men. Men like Gemmel Moore and Terry Crews.