Hubber Publishes Book of Comments From His Hub ‘Black Guys With White Girls’
Black Guys with White Girls: At the Intersection of Race and Sex
Race is a hot topic, what with Black Lives Matter; some famous black multi-millionaires hating on America in public; teachers being told to teach kids about ‘white privilege;’ ‘micro-aggressions’ and ‘safe places;’ jobs and college slots being divided up by race.
Many prominent people, including President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, have said, “We need an honest conversation about race.” Well, my latest book is exactly that.
It started when I put up a web page – specifically an internet magazine article called a ‘Hub,’ on HubPages - with one simple question on it: “Why is it that you are twenty times more likely to see a black guy with a white girl as you are to see a white guy with a black girl?” Not that there's anything wrong with it!
To my surprise and delight, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world visited the page. Five thousand of them left comments—the most fascinating, funny, and flabbergasting of which are in my book. The subject inevitably turned to sex, which I thought was great because what is more interesting and talked about than sex? And race?
The article was a real moneymaker for me for about a year. Then it was demonetized, not because of what it said but because of some racist comments made by visitors that I had not deleted fast enough. I did delete them but it was not remonetized.
How the Book was Put Together
It was another Hubber who gave me the idea to collect the comments and make them into a book: “Just reading the comments is incredibly entertaining. You should make a book out of them. If you don’t, maybe I will!” At that point I unpublished the Hub so no one else could steal the idea and use the comments.
I printed out the comments section, which required a mammoth amount of paper because some were quite long, and using scissors I cut out each individual comment. I put them in piles as to their general topic. I knew that many people said more or less the same thing without reading all the comments made before them. So my editing process was eliminating redundancies by selected the comments that made a particular point the best.
As far as I know, this is the only collection of comments on HubPages that have been published as a book.
Why the Massive Disparity?
I think there has to be something going on in our society to create such an imbalance. In other words, why aren’t you just as likely to see a white man out on the town with a black woman as you are a white woman with a black man? Something other than straightforward integration is at work—some social force that acts very differently on whites than on blacks—and differently on males versus on females.
By the way, not one person expressed doubt that my ratio was accurate, 20-1. I got responses from America, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa, China, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, and all over Europe. Only one group was angry that the question was even being asked: White Women.
'Black Guys with White Girls' First Reviews
“Priceless! I found this book absolutely fascinating. Very interesting to read, shocked by the difference in opinions written in response to the question posed. A must read!”
“Fascinating from start to finish. Who would have thought that such a simple question could provoke such a myriad of responses? I found quite a bit of the feedback rather shocking, but admittedly found myself most intrigued by the responses of black women. Their views on the subject at hand were enlightening to say the least. Five Stars...... an A++ from the teacher. Must read. Black Guys with White Girls- Buy it Now- Fabulous, Enlightening Read.”
“Have you ever wondered why most interracial relationships are black guy/white girl? So have many others, and this book is filled with quotes from all sides of the issue. Very informative discussion on a topic that is almost taboo to even mention in today's PC society. Great job, James A. Watkins. An unbiased look at the black guy/white girl interracial phenomenon.”
“A great informative read! James Watkins hits the nail on the head here. A great informative read.”