Black People : "How Africa Became Black?"

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  1. Metaverse

    Metaverse Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    An examination of the writings of Jared Diamond.

    First off, Jared Mason Diamond is an evolutionary biologist. I first heard of him from the very profound documentary and book "Guns, Germs and Steel" - also in this book is a chapter titled "How Africa Became Black." I was introduced to this chapter by a friend that argued with me that Africans were the George Jeffersons of the known world at one point. "George Jeffersons?" I asked. Right. We slammed doors in people's face and kicked them out. I guess "Martin" did that too. Us? African people?? And some people say this is why we are hated now?

    I believe "Guns, Germs and Steel" is some fascinating work, yet it still comes from the European mind- and if true- is this something we are willing to accept? That Africa was not always black, but it became Black because "we" grew to dominate Africa and overpower all others, kicking them out to the sidelines? Running folks out of town?

    While Diamond does not suggest this exactly, one could be led to assume that was the case.

    How Africa Became Black
    Africa's racial history was not necessarily its racial destiny. To unravel the story of Africa's past, you must not only look at its faces but listen to its languages and harvest its crops.
    by Jared Diamond

    Real the full version here:

    http://discovermagazine.com/1994/feb/howafricabecameb331
     
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    You know this guy is a nut, right? The only and best argument he could come up with that is sound in value is the fact that we were physically altered based upon geographical regions and our diet in Africa and as we migrated out of it to other parts of the world....cut and dry. As for the 30% of the worlds languages being spoken there? That is quite a testimony of the amount of foreign people who either "invaded, explored, colonized or were captured by our own people in past times and brought there". Check this out: Thutmose was known as the old world Napolean...so much so that when he invaded certain regions of other countries, that if they didn't want to fight, he would leave a carved stone image of a vagina outside of their city gates. So you know what he was calling them!

    As I said before, there is a light side and dark side to our history and we have to keep all of it real if we are to know where we went wrong so as to not repeat it. Where there is no internal enemy no external enemy can enter.

    Hetep!!
     
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    I have heard this attempt at separating Africans into groups before
    , mainly from crackas in south Africa/Azania,Namibia and the exiled whites from Zimbabwe. This is a ploy to try and make an excuse for whites in Africa,namely southern Africa.

    First of all Pygmies,San,and the other African peoples are African and or Black. That's coming from blacks in Africa,so I'll take their word for it. For the record according to native Africans,"Hottentot" is a derogatory word for the indigenous peoples in Namibia. There true name Ill have to find and post.

    The person who posted this thread,I am not sure but it sounds like you are giving this credence. I mean this is dangerous ground,lets not for get the Hutu and Tutsi ,the Hutu murdered hundreds of thousands of Tutsi. The Tusti had it coming,all because those body odor having Dutch crackas told them that they were different because of their noses lol. Now I don't know who is dumber,the cracka who made this up,or the foolish blacks who let themselves be brainwashed,bought and sold on this non-sense.

    Black people naturally come in many variations.

    The underlying scheme here, is for whites to attempt to lay claim to Southern Africa,on that age old garbage that it was no mans land,Oh um except for the Blacks/Africans who were already there. That includes the Cape Crackas!

    I wish the Blacks would just hurry up and go Uhuru on that back side. I hear it will happen when Nelson Mandela dies.
     
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    Could you explain what you mean by this. Do you think Nelson Mandela is holding back Africans in SA (or Africa in general)?
     
  5. Metaverse

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    Bro. Therious, I was more so curious about what others felt about the work of Jared Diamond. Now this is only a chapter from the book "Guns Germs and Steel" and actually I learned about his work after hearing a few lecturers quote him. Surprisingly there is allot of information in there that White scholars also debunk as untrue. But as I mentioned before, Europeans are crafty, they mix the lies in with the truths so they can sell the lies. I'm more of a student behind Runoko Rashidi's work, but I always like to keep and open mind too in order to level off what could be hidden from us- only because we are just unwilling to hear it based on belief.

    The entire series of "Guns, Germs and Steel" can be found on youtube in parts.



    Whites in South Africa are already claiming poverty- what do we make of this one?

     
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    This is what i have read from black people from SA,not even sure if they represent the masses. No I am not suggesting that,I have nothing negative to say about Mandela.
     
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    No doubt,I I see where you're coming from. I remember watching this video a while back.
     
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    Oh okay.



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