This thread is a response to the following statement: "For the most part, the Afrocentrists and other cultural nationalist have heartly endorsed Van Sertima's thesis despite its obvious weaknesses in methodology and evidence. Althought they have called for an Afrocentric history that is accurate and well-intentioned, they seem to be more concerned with the need to raise the "self-esteem" of African-Americans, regardless of the impact on other groups. By endorsing Van Sertima's writtings, the Afrocentrists and cultural nationalists have accepted a hegemonic and racialist view of pre-Columbian America that is completely lacking in historical accuracy. They have also accepted a theory and a methodological approach that grossly distort the historical record at the expense of Native Americans. Despite vehement protestations to the contrary, Van Sertima has, in effect, trampled on the self-respect or self-esteem of Native Americans by minimizing ther role as actors in their own history, denigrating their cultures and usurping their contributions to the development of world civilizations." As a Black man of African and Native Amexem descent, i will not attempt to defend Van Sertima or the so-called 'Afrocentric' and 'cultural nationalist' perspectives in regards to the Pre-Columbian presence of Africans in Amexem, but will focus my analysis on a critique of the above statement with counter-statments by euro-peon historians and academics which serve as source material for the 'Afrocentric' argument. However, as it relates speifically to the existence or denial thereof the African presence among the Native populations before the colonial era, i will provide evidence of this reality thereby exposing the lies and myths of white eurocentrists who seek to deny and destroy evidence of this existence, even thouth it is the europeon academic who is most noted for providing evidence of such Truth.