Hodes provides details of the wedding of a white servant-woman and a slave man in 1681, an antebellum rape accusation that uncovered a relationship between an unmarried white woman and a slave, and a divorce plea from a white farmer based on an adulterous affair between his wife and a neighborhood slave.
The good news is that there are a growing number of white men who know, trust and rely on their black women colleagues.
By the way: If you are unsure of what a “hoochie mama” is, I recommend Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on Diversity
They’re actually similar to white male leadership traits.
This creates a conflict with many white men, especially those from my generation (age 47) or older.
“Last holiday season gave me plenty of food for thought on this all too familiar and often uncomfortable racially-tinged question.