Bedwench typically, a term applied to females of African descent (but technically can be applied to all non-white women of all colors; i.e. yellow, black, brown , tan) who gives herself to white men of high status sexually in exchange for privileges, promotions, etc. at the expense of turning her back on the people in her community. The term originated from female 'house slaves' back during American slavery.
The character Sheba who plays #LeonardoDiCaprio
's mistress in the movie Django is a bed wench. The character Olivia Pope played by actress #KerryWashington
on the tv show '#Scandal
' is a bed wench.
A bed wench or bed warmer was a slave woman whose job was to sleep in their slave master's bed, keeping it 'warm' so that when the slave-master was ready to have sex with them, they would be readily available.
Miss Blanche took out her anger on her husband's infidelity by punishing his pregnant bed wench.
The racial logic and commonsense of white supremacy (and a white racist society) is sustained by not asking about first principles.
For example, what public policy decisions led to white Americans having at least 20 times the wealth of black Americans? Why are urban black and brown communities economically disadvantaged, and white communities (i.e. the suburbs), have been materially advantaged by comparison? Whose interests are served by a criminal justice system that disproportionately and unfairly punishes people of color?
Colorblind racism is the most recent iteration in a white supremacist order where it is possible to have "racism without racists," and a black American president, while social and institutional systems still privilege whites over African Americans and other people of color.
White racial innocence, and a sincere belief by many white folks that they do not hold racist attitudes, or benefit personally or collectively from systemic white racism, is an example of how white supremacy has evolved to make itself relatively invisible (to willfully ignorant white people) as a dominant social force in American life.
Consequently, one of the deep tensions and challenges surrounding