Ever since Dr. Keita published his biological findings that put an end to the widely held belief that Ethiopians, Somalis, and other NorthEast Africans were mixed with Ay-rab blood and even declared them as supposedly even more "purer" in their blood than African-Americans were, people are now challenging whether or not pure Blacks are supposed to ALL have wooly hair, and dark skin. ^^The guy in the article even goes a step further in the link stating that it ISNT self-hatred when one prefers lighter skin and EVEN stated that lighter-skin, softer/wavy hair and thin noses ALWAYS were a PRIZED possession in how Africans viewed beauty long before the European came. What do you guys think? Dr. Ivan Van Sertima seems to agree with the notion that one's Blackness ISNT confined to facial features, wooly hair or skin color, and even published a book on the "6 Different Negro types", declaring that pure-black Africans can be born without the features of what we think upon as the "True Negro". Is this nothing but Euro propaganda again? Meant to divide black people into groups now based on phenotypes? If not-- then that puts an end to the vast majority of Kola Boof's writings about the "Authentic Black Man", and the measurement of blackness being done by one's hair texture. And it also means we and the African people in general have some SERIOUS re-thinking to do in how we view ourselves as a BLACK people and measuring BLACKNESS and whether the term is truly even literarily functional AT ALL! IDK, though-- this ALL sounds suspect. We got people now trying to make ties between US and our historical enemies, declaring the concept of "Race" and "blackness" as defunct. The number of Africans refusing to call themselves "black" in light of this situation is growing steadily. Which signals a problem in my book. What do you guys think? Check out the link: (they wont let me post the link) If we are to accept this new-found standard this puts an end to the way we pro-blacks have always viewed LIFE in terms of RACE and COLOR as we KNOW IT! and it represents a SERIOUS problem as it absolutely turns everything we THOUGHT we knew UPSIDE DOWN on its head. Any thoughts?