Posts tagged: white mythology
elysium made it approximately three minutes before the little white boy living in a spanish mission was told by the mexican nun that he had a very special destiny
i like matt damon but this movie literally just started and i already wish it was about alice braga
"There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people…" - dir. Ridley Scott
No, there are not. This is the trick; the escape hatch: feigned ignorance. Hide behind shrugged shoulders and say “we don’t know, so I can do anything. But I won’t do ‘anything’ will I? No, I’ll do the exact, same, thing, as all whitewashers before me.”
- Herodotus said Egyptians had black skin and woolly hair, which is how he said the Ethiopians looked too.
- Aristotle called both the Ethiopians and Egyptians black.
- The Bible calls both the Ethiopians and Egyptians sons of Ham.
- The Egyptians saw themselves as belonging to their own race, different from blacks to the south – but also different from all their other neighbours. On the other hand:
- They called themselves kemet - “black”, though some say it just means they are from the land of black soil (the Nile).
Cheikh Anta Diop (29 December 1923 – 7 February 1986) was a historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture. Cheikh Anta Diop University, in Dakar, Senegal, is named after him.
The Egyptians as a Black population
One of Diop’s most controversial issues centers on the definition of who is a true Black person. Diop insisted on a broad interpretation similar to that used in classifying European populations as white.
He accused his critics of having used the narrowest possible definition of “Blacks” in order to differentiate various African groups such as Nubians into a European or Caucasoid racial zone. Under the “true negro” approach, Diop contended that those peoples who did not meet the stereotypical classification were attributed to mixture with outside peoples, or were split off and assigned to Caucasoid clusters.
He also claimed that opponents were hypocritical in stating that the race of Egyptians was not important to define, but they did not hesitate to introduce race under new guises. For instance, Diop suggested that the uses of terminology like “Mediterranean” or “Middle Eastern”, or statistically classifying all who did not meet the “true” Black stereotype as some other race, were all attempts to use race to differentiate among African peoples.
Diop’s presentation of his concepts at the Cairo UNESCO symposium on “The peopling of ancient Egypt and the deciphering of the Meroitic script”, in 1974, exposed the inconsistencies and contradictions in the way African data was handled. This exposure remains a hallmark of Diop’s contribution.
Physical variability of the African people
Diop consistently held that Africans could not be pigeonholed into a rigid type that existed somewhere south of the Sahara, but they varied widely in skin color, facial shape, hair type, height, and a number of additional factors, just like other human populations. In his “Evolution of the Negro World” in Présence Africaine(1964), Diop castigated European scholars who posited a separate evolution of various types of humankind and denied the African origin of homo sapiens.
“But it is only the most gratuitous theory that considers the Dinka, the Nouer and the Masai, among others, to be Caucasoids. What if an African ethnologist were to persist in recognizing as white-only the blond, blue-eyed Scandinavians, and systematically refused membership to the remaining Europeans, and Mediterraneans in particular—the French, Italians, Greek, Spanish, and Portuguese? Just as the inhabitants of Scandinavia and the Mediterranean countries must be considered as two extreme poles of the same anthropological reality, so should the Negroes of East and West Africa be considered as the two extremes in the reality of the Negro world. To say that a Shillouk, a Dinka, or a Nouer is a Caucasoid is for an African as devoid of sense and scientific interest as would be, to a European, an attitude that maintained that a Greek or a Latin were not of the same race ”
Critics of Diop cite a 1993 study that found the ancient Egyptians to be more related to North African, Somalian, European, Nubian and, more remotely, Indian populations, than to Sub-Saharan Africans. Diop always maintained that Somalians, Nubians, Ethiopians and Egyptians were all part of a related range of African peoples in the Nilotic zone that also included peoples of the Sudan and parts of the Sahara. He said that their cultural, genetic and material links could not be defined away or separated into a regrouped set of racial clusters.Critics of this study in turn hold that it achieves its results by manipulation of data clusters and analysis categories, casting a wide net to achieve generic, general statistical similarities with populations such as Europeans and Indians. At the same time, the statistical net is cast much more narrowly in the case of ‘blacks’, carefully defining them as an extreme type south of the Sahara and excluding related populations like Somalians, Nubians and Ethiopians,as well as the ancient Badarians, a key indigenous group.
It is held by Keita et al. that when the data are looked at in toto, without the clustering manipulation and selective exclusions above, then a more accurate and realistic picture emerges of African diversity. For example, ancient Egyptian matches with Indians and Europeans are generic in nature (due to the broad categories used for matching purposes with these populations) and are not due to gene flow. Ancient Egyptians such as the Badarians show greater statistical affinities to tropical African types and are not identical to Europeans. As regards the key Badarian group, a 2005 study by anthropologist S. O. Y. Keita of Badarian crania in predynastic upper Egypt found that the predynastic Badarian series clusters much closer with the tropical African series than European samples.
Diop’s theory on variability is also supported by a number of scholars mapping human genes using modern DNA analysis. This has shown that most of human genetic variation (some 85–90%) occurs within localized population groups, and that race only can account for 6–10% of the variation. Arbitrarily classifying Maasai, Ethiopians, Shillouk, Nubians, etc., as Caucasian is thus problematic, since all these peoples are northeast African populations and show normal variation well within the 85–90% specified by DNA analysis. Modern physical anthropologists also question splitting of peoples into racial zones. They hold that such splitting is arbitrary insertion of data into pre-determined pigeonholes and the selective grouping of samples.
"We don’t know what ethnicity they were but let’s just keep making them white."
I know some people like to fly this flag. Most often I hear the argument that “Its about heritage NOT hate.” Well, what heritage are you displaying? I suppose you could argue the “heritage” as this image of the southern belles, southern gentlemen, a world stepped in traditions and grandeur. A time when the south stood tall - a Camelot long gone as the result of the Civil War — but then I want you to ask, on whose backs was that fantasy built?
This flag represents southern belles, gentlemen, plantations and a glorious southern cities, all of which profited from slave labor. This flag represents an idea and a system where only certain people had rights and privileges. It was a time when many of you reading this could have owned me. You could have raped me and been within your rights as an owner. You could rip me away from my mother and sold me, and been within your rights. You could have beat me until my back was raw, and been within your rights. You could have pulled my children out of my hands and sold them, and been within your rights. You could have killed me. And then your biggest upset would be your loss of property and revenue. That is how much I would have been worth in this “Old South”. There would be no protests. I would have just been another dead n*gger.
It still boggles me that people defend this flag and fly it as “heritage”, and to me it displays an ignorance and blinded privilege towards a dark history. When I see this flag being flown, I do not see “Southern Pride”, I see an auction block, lynch mobs and a noose. As a black person, I wonder if I am really in a safe place.
Symbols can mean different things to different people, should we call the cross racist because the KKK burned them on people’s front lawns?
Should I mention that the US Flag is just as guilty because several of the founding fathers owned slaves?
I’m from the south, as is most of my family. Most of the people I know who have confederate flags are blatantly racist and unashamed of it. Even up here in Washington state, if I see someone with a confederate flag, it often is apparent that they’re a) a wannabe “country” girl or boy, or b) a racist. I have yet to be wrong about it. I’m sure there are people to whom the flag is a symbol of heritage, however many people use it as a symbol of intolerance. The American flag is the sign of a country. The cross is a religious and historic symbol. The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t eve consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?
The confederacy was a bunch of people who didn’t even consider themselves a part of this country, and tried to secede from us. Is that really a positive symbol?
—These are the same people by the way, that the next minute will screech, “GOD BLESS AMERICA”. This flag isn’t about “rebellion”, rebellious from what? A country you want to keep all the gays and illegals out of? The country you blast “God Bless the USA” in your truck?
PFft. People who fly this flag are screaming its about rebellion from a country that they don’t want certain people to be part of.
This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.
I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.
If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.
sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else
fox news would have had a nightly show justifying slavery, fact
his life was totally in danger.
True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.
Police are shit. I don’t think I’ve ever met a “good” cop (and I’m white)
Hey I’m clinically depressed, do you think I could get a settlement too if I pepper sprayed some kids?
was this the guy who got put in all the old paintings
"Just following orders" isn’t an excuse for anything.
oh are we doing the pretending the cops aren’t following orders and are all statistical outliers thing
- In Illinois, DC, NY, and NJ police only kill black people
- Cop who pointed gun at, and threatened to kill protestors/journalists has resigned (x)
- Riverfront Times seeks juvenile records for Darren Wilson
- Gov. Nixon requests help from SBA for businesses affected by Ferguson
- Ferguson Police Chief, now international “bad guy”, wants to help his city move forward
- Canfield residents light candles where Mike Brown was murdered every night
"And then to treat my nation like we don’t know how to fight. We, the Lakota, who are responsible [for being] the first nation to ever militarily defeat the United States of America on the field of battle, and "Lawrence of the Plains” has to teach us how to fight??”
Russel Means on Costner’s Dances With Wolves (1990)
From the fantastic, Native-produced documentary Reel Injun
and it is on Netflix
ahh yes! i’ve been waiting months to watch this
………………..You guys this was literally just recomended to me on my dash
Tumblr go fuck a cactus are you fucking kidding me right now
If this ain’t the most blatantly racist shit I have ever seen…
for real for real, even if y’all don’t stop, that “european” look can be found across the beautiful diaspora of black people without eloping with white people, so…
oh jesus white supremacist tumblr is a god damn rabbit’s hole of awful nonsense
But y’all sleep tho
i just wrote a paper on the alien and sedition acts and thomas jefferson and james madison opposed them not as a federalist abuse of censorship power (the sedition act) but as risking transferring authority over non-citizen persons from states to the federal government, to include aliens but also slaves (the alien act). the threat was that if the federal government had national jurisdiction they could nationally mandate abolition of slavery. jefferson was //so against this// that he outlined a legal argument allowing dissolution of the union should opposition to the acts not get them repealed. thankfully, i guess, adams was such a cock that his administration’s abuse of the sedition act to only target their political rivals turned puboic opinion and the historical record.
the tldr of this is that thomas jefferson in 1798 worked out a state’s rights based legal justification for the secession of the confederacy, and if adams had been just a little more popular, the civil war might have happened sixty years earlier.
also, washington was pissing himself about an illuminati led french conspiracy to undermine the us and steal the colonies, hence his vociferous support for the alien and sedition acts.
- Do not forget Michael Brown
- Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
- Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
- Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
- Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $400,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
- Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
- Do not forget Ferguson