Race also includes the idea of classification and typology in natural sciences (Rothenberg, 2004). On the other hand, sexuality refers to the sexual feelings that define features of romance and relationship. Over the years, the topic on sexuality has been looked at with shame. Parents are known to play a big role in shaping the views that their children develop towards sexuality (Ward & Wyatt, 1994). This essay looks at how the constructions of race relate to constructions of sexuality.
Research by Ward and Wyatt (1994) showed that persons who received negative verbal messages on sexuality during their childhood were involved in riskier sexual acts than those who recalled positive messages. Thus, parents and elders have a great impact on the way their young ones understand sexuality. Long ago, slaves, and mostly African women were largely discriminated against because of their skin colour. They were even sexually harassed by their slave masters. In addition, in communities where women were considered less inferior, such as the case of the ancient destitute women of Australia, where women used their sexual power, through prostitution to earn their daily bread. These women of Australia did not have a right to wage until about fifty years ago. Daniluk (1993) stated that, sexual experience and socialization play a major role in shaping sexuality. They noted that it has an effect on the process of advancing individual sexual understanding
Race along with other thoughts now connected to it became popular during scientific revolution. It brought about advantaged colonization which began the political relations between Europeans and countries with different political and cultural customs. As Europeans explored different continents, they met to people different to them. They reflected on the physical, societal and cultural differences amongst these people. The beginning of the Atlantic slave trade was an