What could slave not do?

They could not look a white man in the eye, they could not sleep with a white woman but it didn't matter the other way around. They was not allowed to be educated. They was not allowed to refer to themselves as human. They were not allowed to keep their children when they were ready for sale. In fact they were not allowed to do any thing that their owner didn't approve of. Many of America's grand old familys subscribed to this method of interaction with slaves.