So of course I googled it, and what I found next was one of the saddest stories ever.
Black babies stolen off plantations, skinned alive and used as gator bait.
“Gator Bait” Is it a racial slur?
Ummm, depends on how its used. If we are talking football in Florida then maybe not.
Fact or Urban Legend Who really knows???? What I found is that there appears to be some documentation as well as valid postcards of black babies being dangled in front of gators. I don’t believe this was a widespread phenomenon, after all, most whites viewed slaves as profitable livestock therefore using them as bait would have been a waste of money. Using a dog could have been a better substitue, but then again dogs were used for hunting so its very plausible that someone stole babies from plantations and used them for bait.
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