For many enslaved African. Americans, one of the cruelest hardships they endured was sexual abuse by the slave holders, overseers, and other white men and.
The child slaves were viewed by their masters as and society in general as valuable assets with a monetary value of their own and an investment for the future.
White women of the preCivil War era were far more shrewd and sophisticated than stereotypes would have us believe. They were savvy economic actors.
The goal for black parents to protect, care for and love black children should not inadvertently facilitate the flow of our young people through racist systems.
She is currently working on Raising Freedom's Child The Black Child and ambiguous, vulnerable body of a whitelooking “slave” girl, white.