Another theory offered by Ebony Utley, a communication professor at California State University, Long Beach is that white male privilege allows us to live in a world where Mayer could say something so unabashedly sexist and racist and pass it off as if it were clever. Do Mayer's racial preferences amount to racial prejudice?
There's also the theory offered by Joal Ryan, a writer for EOnline. Ryan argues that the problem isn't John Mayer at all. Or is overlooking an entire race as harmless as filtering out blonds or people over a certain height?
Mayer is a musician, and as such, we expect him to challenge societal norms.
However, rather than actually saying anything transgressive, Mayer has so far only managed to reinforce the various stereotypes that are dominant in our culture.
One theory offered by Cynthia Feliciano, a sociologist at the University of California at Irvine, is that men's choices are influenced by the media's portrayal of black women as being bossy.When asked, "do black women throw themselves at you?" Mayer responded with the following: "I don't think I open myself to it. I've got a Benetton heart and a fuckin' David Duke cock.It started as an attempt to not let the waves of criticism get to me, but it’s gotten out of hand and I’ve created somewhat of a monster. Even though Mayer may have felt that his commentary about whom he sleeps with to be a personal statement of desire, it is also reflective of a long history of White hegemony.Black women as a group do not need to be desired by John Mayer, but his inability to see Black women as desirable mirrors the sentiments of a lot of White men.