SLAVERY & SEXUALITY: ECONOMICS & RACISM
(23 June 2008 by Carl A. Patton)
We declare that economics (money) was the driving force behind slavery. However some cry out with the myths of inherent Black inferiority. Meanwhile “The Great Dr. E.” brings to the table the prominence of sex as a motivator and sustainer of slavery.
So let us go back. Can I take you back? I would never want to go back physically but in prose and verse we look back.
Stepping on to the contemporary
scene first we hear the reparations
movement crying out for money
for the free labor spent by many
downtrodden Black souls.
Do they also accept the economics
of racism as the driving force for
the vassalage of the once proud
people from “The Land of the Blacks?”
Meanwhile some still believe all the,
Chains were/are about Black inferiority.
So will the devalued dollar defend the
defenseless non-threatening Black woman
for days of forced concubinage and as slave
mistresses. Are these days long gone by?
Who is exploiting who? Will money defend
my grandmother’s honor? Just what does money
measure regarding a helpless Black female’s honor
and virtue. There were women and young girls.
Young and not so old virgins with no names.
When did it start? Along the west coast of Africa
and in the interior they were male and female
that were sold and captured by friend and foe.
What of the east coast? How long did the rape
Then came a new bondage as they were herded
into slave pens decent for animals. To await an
unknown fate that was written in the blood,
unwilling tears of my ancestors that lived and
died in a voyage that will last a life time.
Raped, ravaged, savagely taken while my
grandfather in chains could hear the endless cry
in pain of the Black mother on the upper
and lower decks of the slave ships? Some were
with child by the time the ungodly Christian,
Ships of human cargo landed. The stench of Black
bodies that had been packed as sardines were now
greased for sale in the wretched inhumane slave ports
of the southern United States. Some Black and brown
had now turned to yellow, red and all colors in between.
What was White was Black. The evidence was/is
seen as many Black faces were White faces and
some hair was good. The good hair was straight hair without
the use of the hot comb. I saw my brother with eyes of blue
Meanwhile did this pleasure pursuit also
become an economic endeavor? As lust
brought many hands to work in the fields
and in the big house. Did this as “The
Great Dr. E.” postulates become the,
Driving force behind keeping humans
chained to the field and to the bed post?
What can be learned by looking at carnal
pleasures, are were those moments just acts
Would all men in this situation as plantation
Kings do the same Black or White? Was
Sigmund Freud right? Who will tell the Truth?
Did the Black Straw Boss exploit Black women?
Looking back and looking forward with responsibility,
God sends the righteous Truth to live today not in the
past but for tomorrow and everlasting. So sad were the
deeds of lust, abortion and ravaging then. But one does
not live on the past we live for today and the brighter
tomorrow, as noted by the Saints.
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