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Party of Three

My friend X, who lives in Wisconsin, called me to tell me that while in the ladies room, she eavesdropped on a conversation that she wishes she’d never heard. A white woman was planning to attend a Mandingo Party on Saturday. Having seen the controversial film, I knew that black men must be the prime “guest.” What she told me next floored me.

The husband watches.”

I was silent for  a while. Then asked, “Why?”

Even she could not give a full answer.

From the moment the white slavemaster laid eyes on our black flesh, he was entranced. This enchantment, albeit hostile, continues today. I have my own suspicions as to why a white woman would attend such a gathering with her husband’s watchful gaze looming over them, but what’s your take on this European “activity?”

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