Among the spinning wheels, scythes, tablecloths and cattle that he bequeathed to his far-flung heirs was a 6-year-old slave girl valued soon afterward at 5.In his will, she is described simply as the “negro girl Melvinia.” After his death, she was torn away from the people and places she knew and shipped to Georgia. believes his son's race triggered a brutal attack on the streets of Buffalo, New York.Milligan's father believes several African-Americans beat his son, who is white, because he is dating an African-American woman.While she was still a teenager, a white man would father her first-born son under circumstances lost in the passage of time….Melvinia Shields, the enslaved and illiterate young girl, and the unknown white man who impregnated her are the great-great-great-grandparents of Michelle Obama, the first lady…It sparked a fierce debate with some social media users quick to accuse Gross of colorism because the woman concerned is the only one without a partner, is on the fringes of the group and is darker skinned than the other women. And just so everyone can RELAX, the photo is a annual tradition– ITS A JOKE!
With no parental care, the girl was not able to induce labor.A black actor's holiday photograph sparked a social media backlash over colorism - because some people thought a black woman with a dark complexion looked like she was being excluded from a group of lighter-skinned women.Actor and model Lance Gross, who is best known for his role on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, posted the holiday photo of himself and his wife Rebecca Jefferson and their seven friends to his Twitter.I take a pic like this EVERY YEAR making fun of the fact that I'm the only single one in the couples pic. Go enjoy your family, and stop worrying about OURS!!''And that occurs precisely because this country was built on principles of racism.It cannot be overstated that if racism didn't exist, a discussion about varying skin hues would simply be a conversation about aesthetics.