Racism + Society

3 Reasons Why People Fetishise Black Bodies But Disappear When It Matters The Most

Unpacking why Black bodies are commodified and how fetishisation boosts racism.

Petiri Ira
5 min readJan 27, 2023

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Photo by Joshua Mcknight

Black bodies are fetishised not only because of “preference” but because White people know that our existence is profitable. However, our…

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Petiri Ira

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