The “Black men are bigger” myth just got debunked

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The age-old, and pretty racist, myth that Black men are bigger in the bulge department has been debunked. As he bares it all (pun not intended), psychologist Bill Johnson spoke his classic HuffPo op-ed piece on the complex issue of stereotypes, challenging preconceptions about size, and the quest for self-acceptance in the Black community.

Let’s take a further look at the “Black men are bigger” stereotype

“I have a problem with my dick size…it’s not big and I want it to be! … I’m also Black, and the ‘word’ is all Black men have a large phallus.”

Psychologist Bill Johnson in his Huffington Post op-ed

According to Johnson, he doesn’t know exactly how large he is because he’s never actually measured. If he had to guess, though, Johnson says he’d probably land in the “average” category. But the real problem, Johnson points out, isn’t the size of a penis at all. Instead, it’s the racist stereotype that because of his skin color he’s supposed to be bigger, thicker, longer.

“I have internalized the racist notion that Black men have big dicks…which has its roots in European racism, used to justify slavery and racial oppression.”

Bill Johnson continues to drop truth bombs in his Huffington Post op-ed

What can be done about the “Black men are bigger” myth?

For starters, Johnson says, we need to drop the stereotype. According to him, the idea is that black men are “lust-driven” and “animalistic.” That stereotype, Johnson argues, continues to this day, particularly in the adult film industry.

Johnson goes on to explain that many of the adult movies with Black men in starring roles use racial themes in the title and often as the flick’s primary selling point. In his mind, “the idea of the salacious Black male and his monster cock has been used to perpetuate the objectification and brutality of African American men.”

Also, people need to get over their obsession with penis-size.


“Contrary to popular belief, human males are the best endowed of the hominids, proportionate to body size,” he writes. “The average human penis size is five inches. If men were not bombarded with a barrage of messages preaching their inadequacy, insecurities related to the male genitalia would be minimal.”

In the end, Bill Johnson’s op-ed sheds light on the importance of addressing harmful racial stereotypes head-on. It’s a reminder that we all have unique qualities that define us beyond the color of our skin or the size of our bodies. So, let’s ditch the harmful, racist stereotypes!

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