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there is no slavery without sexual depravity. Depravity is the essence of such a regime.” Freyre noted that “one of the favorite sayings of the planters [Brazilian slave owners] was: “The most productive feature of slave property is the generative belly.”Brazilian whites had a casual attitude toward syphilis and gonorrhea and had no reservations about spreading their affliction into Black households. From the age of thirteen, the white boy “was subject to ridicule for not having had a carnal knowledge of a woman and would be the butt of jests if he could not show the scars of syphilis on his body.” Many older white men believed that the only method to cure themselves of gonorrhea was to have intercourse with a young Black virgin.—-“the surest ways of extinguishing it in oneself.”………… Sadism and masochism were also an organic aspect of race relations, sometimes involving even small Black boys as well as females.

—-Chapter 3: Groundings With My Sisters : Patriarchy and the Exploitation of Black Women. 

From How Capitalism Undeveloped Black America by Manning Marable p. 73

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It just don’t understand how anyone could treat another human being that way. I don’t understand how anyone willfully disavows another’s humanity. Hell, I don’t understand how anyone could treat animal that way.

Owning our history is awful, and that pales in comparison to the horror inflicted on those who lived it.

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