On Thu, 17 May 2018 22:03:03 -0700, El Castor
Post by El Castor Post by Gary
On Thu, 17 May 2018 10:58:28 -0700 (PDT), b flanier
Post by b flanier Post by Gary
If this had happened 200 years ago,
C'mon Gary-get off your high horse. If you had seen a comely wench
during your salad days, no matter the color, you too would have gone
It never happened. Even when I was in town seeing hundreds of them.
Back when I was about 18 -- I visited the rural area when we had once
lived near Atlanta. I met the younger brother of a friend who I
knew in school. He was about 14. One day he and his friend was
telling about how much they would love to meet a girl for sex. Turns
out they admitted they had never had a girl. However -- they did
admit to having had sex with a hen, a cow and a sheep.
I asked about colored girls. They answered -- "OH, no, no !"
I honestly don't know if I would have or not. But I was never close
enough to a black girl to find out. Over the years, I've had three
black male friends. But no girls.
Did you ever wonder why so many plantation owners had sex with their
female slaves back in the 1850s ?
Post by b flanier
Why, I'll bet, you would have even leaned in on Leela Turanga
of Futurama fame.
Not familiar with that name.
When Thomas Jefferson's wife, Martha, died, he promised her, on her
death bed, that he would never re-marry. Why would she care? She
didn't want her two daughters raised by a step mother who would favor
her own children over Martha's. Jefferson kept his promise, but over
the years had children by the slave Sally Hemmings, who was the half
sister of his dead wife, Martha -- Sally's father being Martha's
After being taught about Jefferson in grammar school -- I always
thought of him as the greatest of the Founders. That is -- until a
few years ago when I learned about him and Sally. Now -- I think of
him as ..... something else.
Post by El Castor
102 passengers came over on the Mayflower. Today, 35 million Americans
can trace their ancestry to one of those pilgrims. I'm one of them.
There were a Hell of a lot more slaves than Pilgrims, so how many
Americans have a drop or two of slave blood -- or maybe some Sioux or
Cherokee? One Hell of a lot I would guess.
I'm not so sure. I spent a few years doing genealogy as my hobby.
Looking back through the old records -- you pick up a lot of
interesting things. Prior to the end of slavery (1865) what happened
to Ol' Master's kids by his slave ? They were not accepted by white
people so they stayed -- and mated with blacks. So his white blood
was quickly lost without passing to many (if any) white children.
After slavery -- the census records were very careful to note if a
person even "looked" like he had black in him. (and 1/8th "octoroons"
looked that way). That takes us to 1890 -- when the records are
pretty sure to tell of the recent ancestry of all white Americans.
(at least -- in the South) So -- if your grandparents (born before
1900) were not noted as "N" (negro) or "M" (mulatto) -- you can be
sure you are not :-)
Anyway -- a drop or two of slave blood -- doesn't matter. Heck --
we've all got a drop or of of monkey blood in us. Who cares ? They
did in Mississippi. The old law stated that --- "the child of a
quadroon (1/8th black) by a white man -- was accepted as white."