NOT YOUR SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE: WHITE WOMEN WERE HUGE FIGURES IN THE ENSLAVEMENT OF BLACK MEN AND WOMEN

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

A study by a professor at the University of California-Berkeley revealed that White women were not the docile bystanders as my people may of thought, when it came to the business of enslaving Black people.

An associate professor of history at the University named Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, discovered through her census data research that from the years 1850-1860, White women in the south were about 40% of the slave owners.

According to the BlackStar:

In her book, ” They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave owners in the American South” which is based on her findings as a professor, Jones-Rogers explained that White women’s involvement in slavery comes from family, as their slave-owning parents ” typically have their daughters more enslaved people than land”.

” what this means is that their very identities as southern women are tied to the actual or possible ownership of other people “, she said according to history.com

She would later go on to explain that the ownership of enslaved people of African descent served as White women’s primary source of wealth, and reportedly the larger amount of slaves a White woman owned made her more desirable for marriage by eligible White Male bachelors.

For additional information use the link below:

https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/05/25/research-by-black-female-professor-reveals-startling-truth-that-white-women-made-up-40-of-slaveowners/

6 thoughts on “NOT YOUR SISTERS IN THE STRUGGLE: WHITE WOMEN WERE HUGE FIGURES IN THE ENSLAVEMENT OF BLACK MEN AND WOMEN

      1. Not exactly. It’s a matter of demographics and per capita actions. One can say, probably accurately, that more White men rape women in America while also accurately saying that Black males have a proclivity towards raping White women.

        I will also add that men in powerful or, at least, authoritarian positions like the police have some amount of a history of raping and battering women of all races.

        Funny though, how you lend evidence to the position by refuting my statement and declaring it “unfortunate.”

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      2. The reason I used to word “unfortunately” is because after centuries of White supremacists exploiting Black women sexually it still continues to this day. Unfortunately when the “rapist” happens to be a White man like Weinstein he rarely goes to jail, unlike a Black man like Cosby..

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