New data shows White women made up 40% of slaveowners
Data uncovered by a Black female University of California-Berkeley professor reveals southern White women played a heavier role in slavery than previously thought. Using census data from1850 and 1860, UC-Berkeley associate professor, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, found White women made up around 40% of slaveowners.
The findings are part of a book by Jones-Rogers titled: “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South.” In the book, Jones- Rogers notes owning enslaved Africans served as White women’s primary source of wealth, and made the women better marriage material. The women also kept sole ownership after marriage.
Study: Southern Whites still have racial bias against Blacks
A new study reveals southern Whites are more likely to harbor unconscious racial bias against Blacks that stem from times of the region’s dependence on slavery well over a century ago.
The environment of someone could foster their racism and prejudice, the study purports, according to Pacific Standard magazine. Based on the report, White people do hold a higher rate of bias against Blacks; counties and states that had the highest number of slaves before the Civil War display greater pro-White implicit bias today, according to a research team led by University of North Carolina psychologist B. Keith Payne wrote in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”—
Angry White woman points gun at Black couple enjoying Mississippi lake
An unidentified White female campground manager in Mississippi (pictured below) has been fired for pulling a pistol on a Black couple who were eating and relaxing by a lake.
The incident took place recently at the Kampgrounds of America in Starkville, north-east of Jacksonville, according to the Daily Mail. One of the couple, Jessica Richardson, pulled out her cell phone to record the woman approaching her and her husband with a gun in hand and chastising them for having a picnic in the park. The woman demanded the couple leave the premises because they didn’t have a reservation—something Richarson said she didn’t know she needed. Richardson reportedly took to Facebook to post about the ordeal saying “racism is alive and well.”