Source: Inspired by a conversation with Historian Dr. Alexis, Yveline

  • Since it was whites who enslaved blacks, whites fearing blacks should be contextualized and held with a high degree of skepticism. After all, blacks were the captives of whites for centuries. If one group should fear the other, the enslaved have a legitimate claim to the term.
  • For example, to say “white planters feared Makandal, François” should be rephrased as “white planters supposedly feared Makandal, François’s and his falsely alleged poisoning regime.” (See Garrigus, John)