Do white men hate black men for dating white women
While she was still a teenager, a white man would father her first-born son under circumstances lost in the passage of time….Melvinia Shields, the enslaved and illiterate young girl, and the unknown white man who impregnated her are the great-great-great-grandparents of Michelle Obama, the first lady…One son of hers, Dolphus Shields, was listed on census forms as “mulatto” (a derogatory term in origin and use) became a carpenter and church-founding deacon in the city of Birmingham, Alabama.
Acknowledging them requires admitting what went on in the South. During slavery, and later under legal segregation, many African and African American women were sexually coerced and raped by white men, including white sailors, slavemasters, overseers, and employers.
During our very long slavery history, well more than half our total history, young people were sold away from their parents, and were listed and treated just like cattle, as here.
Notice too the timid language here” father” and “impregnated,” for the rape and sexual coercion that confronted a great many black women during slavery.
Over the next five years, Newsom sexually attacked her many times, fathering children by her.
In summer 1855, when Newsom came to Celia’s cabin to attack her again, she hit him with a stick, and he died.