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SharonA Origins: Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye (100* d) RE: Origins: Black Cat Piddled in the White Cat's Eye 26 Sep 09


Male cats spray urine to mark their territory. The urine contains pheromones which leave scents as messages for other cats.

A black cat spraying onto a white cat may be code, as Azizi says, for aggression by black people against white people (as in "your ass is mine")... or perhaps it was a way of saying that, though white slaveholders owned blacks, the blacks' work accounted for the whites' wealth so, in a sense, the blacks controlled the whites. Either way, the "piddle" marked the white as being the territory of the black.

...or it could have been a code for a sexual reference: a black man claiming a white woman as his own.


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