University of California-Berkeley professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is a historian who has used her work to unpack and demystify the role of white women during slavery. Her research on the group has shattered the widely held assumption that white woman sat around as unwilling participants to the violent subjugation of enslaved Africans but Jones-Rogers new release, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South reveals that white women were just as invested in slavery and that they made up around 40 percent of slave owners according to Atlanta Black Star. The dehumanization of Africans to property entrenched the power of white men but is also served as a means for white women to amass the kind of power that would liberate them from second class citizens. This deliberate historical oversight that glossed over the role of white slave mistresses speaks to a conception of white womanhood built on the ownership of people — a conception proven multiple times through history when white women would sacrifice Black allies for their own historical gains.
What is the significance of black-white differences in risky sexual behavior?
OP-ED: BLACK HISTORIAN EXPOSE WHITE WOMEN SLAVE OWNERS | AFROPUNK
Objective: We tested 2 hypotheses: that AA women have a greater proportion of low-metabolic-rate skeletal muscle SM and bone than do white women and that between-race musculoskeletal differences are a function of body weight. Design: Hypothesis 1 was tested by comparing SM, bone, adipose tissue, and high-metabolic-rate residual mass across 22 pairs of matched AA and white women. Magnetic resonance imaging and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry were used to partition weight into 4 components, and RMR was both calculated from tissue-organ mass and measured. Hypothesis 2 was evaluated by measuring SM, bone, fat, and residual mass in AA and white women with the use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry alone. Conclusions: Lower RMRs in AA women than in white women are related to corresponding differences in the proportions of heat-producing tissues and organs, and these race-related body-composition differences increase as a function of body weight. Of the energy that humans and other mammals expend over time, the largest fraction is resting metabolic rate RMR; 1 , which is reflective of the collective ongoing biological processes involved in cellular and tissue maintenance and repair 2.
How the mass incarceration of black men hurts black women
The group was sponsored at Essence by Gilead Sciences. Many of us think the epidemic is over. Is it really over for Black women?
In Winnipeg, a midsize city in the Canadian Prairies undergoing social and demographical transformations, male African newcomer youth face challenges in their settlement experiences relating to conflicting and heterogeneous norms around sexuality, sex, and dating. The formation of sexuality within global, transnational, and urban contexts of settlement is not simply a matter of global forces affecting the local or local affecting the global. By ethnographically situating interracial sexuality in a diverse urban locale where migrant youth are navigating multiple boundaries of race, nation, and sexuality in the transformation of their identities and subjectivities, we offer one story of how interracial sexualities are constituted in a specific time and place. Within Canada, newly arrived immigrant and refugee African young men are mired in the histories of taboo over sexual relations with white women while being key actors in transformations of heterosexuality, masculinity, blackness, and whiteness occurring through immigration and settlement processes.