The term itself may have originated in the inner-city among Black men and eventually came to be used as slang for closeted homosexuality, but the actual phenomenon has existed in all cultures, among all races for as long as sexual orientation has existed.
Mook Chinese A 'mook jonk' is a wooden dummy used in kung fu. Some use different methods of layering clothing to help hide their chests. Lowrider Hispanics Refers to lowriders. You can also be seeing a dominatrix on the down-low, or sleeping with your wife's sister on the down-low, or identify as a heterosexual woman and have sex with a woman on the down-low, or even be a teenager and have heterosexual sex "on the down-low" with your girlfriend or boyfriend to hide it from your parents -- but again, although it would be using the term correctly, it isn't the "phenomenon" that has been written about recently in media, books, peer-reviewed journals and the CDC.
The fear of, discrimination against, or hatred of bisexuals, which is often times related to the current binary standard. That, Rick knows, is the ultimate turn-on in much of the DL world, where the sexual icon is the tough unemotional gangster thug.
Gorilla Head Whites Popular White 80s hairstyle called a 'mullet' is similar to a gorilla: short on top and long in the back. Not any more a slur than Jew is. Gatemaster Jews Some say they are destined for hell. Beggar Blacks Black people often want "something for nothing.