Black Voices: The truth will come out, America must face its history

Editor’s Note: This story includes a mention of sexual violence and torture.

Truth has a way of being revealed. He never stays buried for long. Why is it hidden and censored on social media?

There is a plot where white people eat black people. They would also have used our skin as “human leather”. There are books on these practices, such as Vincent Woodard’s “Delectable Negro”.

According to the New York Times, after Nat Turner was hanged on November 11, 1831, for leading a slave rebellion that killed 55 white people, he was beheaded and skinned and his body turned into memories. What was even worse was that they turned parts of her body into medicinal fat, according to the article.

He wasn’t the first person this happened to either. Often the skin was turned into a purse, and the fat from the flesh was used as oil.

Blacks and Natives were called “brutal savages,” but whites are the ones who proudly lived the definition of the word brutal. A device used on slaves called the “Pear of Anguish” was a pear-shaped object made of metal. It was commonly used on enslaved women and men as a means to torture, rape, and humiliate the enslaved person. This device was either inserted into their mouth, vaginally, or anally and could either tear their genitals, break their jaws, or even cause death.

For women, the device can cause their fatal bleeding or induce infertility. Many people believe that only women were raped in movable slavery, but unfortunately this is far from the truth. The men were raped just as often. Another tool was the wing screw which used two usually rigged metal plates to crush bones.

Slaves were often expected to pick around 200 pounds of cotton per day. If a slave fell behind, he was whipped. While they were the fastest pickers, they were usually whipped as motivation to pick faster. Everyone had to pick up at the same rate as the average fastest picker. They weren’t eating full meals or sleeping in a good bed. They might not even have clothes. This does not include the daily trauma that slaves face.

Along with the N word and its disgusting use, the history of this word was used by slave masters as a term for slaves who were forced to rape their mothers. It was a way for them to genetically breed better slaves ahead of technology. Thus, the strongest, tallest or fastest slaves were sometimes blindfolded and had to sleep with their mother in order for her to make another strong, fast and tall black son. These sons were therefore called “motherfuckers”.

It was always about the masters and the need to keep control and have power over the slaves. The slaves didn’t matter.

According to the ACLU, reparations were already paid for slavery, but not for slaves. They were paid to slave owners. In April 1862, Abraham Lincoln outlawed slavery in Washington, DC Lincoln paid slave owners loyal to the Union up to $ 300 for each slave released. The Lincoln administration paid approximately $ 1 million at the time to slave owners in Washington for loss of property.

Sadly, that’s just a scratch on the surface for some of the dark black stories. To discuss all of this would take thousands of pounds and even then the whole story may never be known.

Black history is more than just a February trend. Find out about the people who built this country with other minorities in their blood. The following are media that tell the truth about black history that I would recommend.

“Le 13” is available on Netflix

“Selma” is available on Netflix

“When They See Us” is available on Netflix

“Colin in Black and White” is available on Netflix

“Hood Feminism” is available in all major bookstores

“The Autobiography of Malcolm X” is available in all major bookstores

“Tale of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave” is available at all major bookstores

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