Often times, in exchange for her sexual acts, the massa would treat her more favorably than the other female slaves--exemption from working in the fields, for example. Today, the term is generally used to describe behaviors one would associate with that of a female “Uncle Tom.” And the "act" of being a Black woman in a relationship with a white man is seen as something someone complicit in the expansion of white supremacy would do.Side note: If you haven't had a chance to watch "Underground," with Jurnee Smollet-Bell, DO IT! Another reason we see such an adverse response to a relationship like this is because Black women who are not with a Black man are often looked as as weak.In a flash—with fists flying all around her—the viewer can clearly see blood trickling down her face.Metro Nashville Police said Sunday they were actively investigating the brawl.
We see it everyday, but I think it happens to affect Black women and Black men differently.There are many Black men out there who actually feel Black women are, and forgive me for being so blunt, generally ugly.And not just ugly, but uneducated, disgusting, and inferior.The incident followed a dual-pronged alt-right “White Lives Matter” protest held on Saturday—in which two middle Tennessee cities were targeted with protests against refugee resettlements in the area.It served as a familiar sight to anyone who has followed the movement over the last few months: As in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, when white protester James Fields rammed a car into a group of anti-racist demonstrators, allegedly murdering activist Heather Heyer, and in Gainesville, Florida this month, when three men were charged with attempted murder after one of them fired a handgun at a crowd, the specter of violence seemed—at least on social media—to overshadow any message that the white protesters had hoped to convey in their visit. Metro Nashville Police said in a statement that a 30-year-old white woman and a 37-year-old black man were eating at a table in the restaurant from which the video was filmed, when the white protesters started arguing with them, One of the men was Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Worker’s Party (TWP), who was among the organizers of the “White Lives Matter” rally.The cell phone video taken from inside of a restaurant in Brentwood, Tennessee, shows a woman scuffling with neo-Nazi protesters on the streets.She appears to fall back against a window for a moment.So, if it’s okay for other people to date outside of their race, why isn’t it okay for Black people?What’s with the double standard and the disconnect?Keep up with this story and more Many commentators on the alt-right have condemned the optics of the rallies that took place over the weekend, citing the inability of organizers like Heimbach to curtail violence like the fight that took place in Brentwood on Saturday night.“We have some responsibility in starting this violence because we go to these places knowing that there will [altercations],” Andrew Anglin wrote on his neo-Nazi blog The Daily Stormer—a sophomoric website that frequently glorifies the Holocaust.