Now, operating under the assumption that all white people were just disgusted by black people’s inferiority, would it make sense for them to give black people so much intimate access to their lives? […] What is the answer? Hypocrisy.
Superiority under the context of race is always taught. Even if a person doesn’t actively think they are better than another race of people, everything that person has been taught confirms that for them. It doesn’t make sense to allow a race of people deemed inferior to have such intimate access to the lives of the ‘superior’ people. That was the point of this article. Talking about black women breastfeeding white babies before their own was just an example I was using to show as such.
I mentioned, “Stephanie Devane-Johnson held focus groups asking black women, ranging in age from 18 to 89 years old, on their thoughts on breastfeeding,” because it was relevant to the report she was writing which I quote directly underneath it (“A lot of slave babies died during slavery because they weren’t breastfed. They were fed concoctions of dirty water and cows milk. Meanwhile, those children’s mothers were giving white children their milk.”).
Thank you for reading!