Ever do a search in Google and get back some crazy result you weren’t expecting?
A few years ago, I did a Google search on the term “black girls” to assist my nieces and stepdaughter in some stuff for school. What was the first search result? www.hotblackp–sy.com.
I was horrified. But I was also curious about why this kind of material was most representative of black girls. As a researcher and educator, I knew there had to be more to this phenomenon. I kept collecting searches. That was in 2010.
By 2011, I was conducting a study about Google search to figure out how and why it is that women are hypersexualized in search engines. At that time, when I did a search on the term “black girls,” the No. 1 hit was www.sugaryblackp–sy.com, followed by more porn sites and a rock band of white guys from the United Kingdom using the name “Black Girls.” After the page jump below (click on the number 2) is aÂ not safe for work partial screenshot from Sept. 18, 2011: