Home > No Stupid (Kink) Questions > NS(K)Q: Q56 – What exactly is race play?

NS(K)Q: Q56 – What exactly is race play?

January 8th, 2016

NoStupidKinkQuestionsGandhi said that if you want to change the world, you have to be the change you want to see. To that end, Insatiable Desire brings you No Stupid (Kink) Questions, a series of questions asked by novice kinksters around the web. If you have a question for us, leave it in comments, or send it to rayne (at) insatiabledesire (dot) com with “NS(K)Q” in the subject.

Question 56:

Weird question, but can someone explain exactly what race play is? How does it work? Say you’re a White Man (Master) and a Hispanic Woman (Slave) or a Black African-American Woman(Dom) and a White Man (Slave).

Not weird. Really great question, actually. It’s good to see someone interested in learning about it before doing it rather than just diving right in, because, from what I’ve read, just diving right in can be disastrous and really offensive. As I’m sure you can imagine.

Unfortunately, race play is not a subject I know a whole lot about. It’s not something I play with, and, honestly, wasn’t even a thought in my mind until the first time I saw Mollena mention it…somewhere. I can’t remember where. That was years ago.

So! Instead of trying to explain it myself, I’ll direct you to some folks who have written about race play around the web.

Mollena has a list of resources on race play here on her site. I’d start with this post by Graydancer called The Voice of the Oppressor Speaks. And definitely don’t forget this piece by Mollena that plainly delineates the difference between race play and racism: Consent, Control, Compassion, and Why I am Fucking Tired of Explaining Why ‘Race Play’ is Different From Racism..

At A Submissive’s Initiative, DeShanna wrote a post called Race Play and Being a Black Submissive.

And over at Afropunk, I found a black dominatrix’s point of view in a post called Confessions of A Black Dominatrix – Part 2: Race Play?

Hope these resources help!

Comments are closed.
%d bloggers like this: