Pan Africanism : RACE IN ANTIQUITY: TRULY OUT OF AFRICA...

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.asante.net/articles/lefkowitz.html

    Race in Antiquity: Truly Out of Africa
    By Molefe Kete Asante
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    Africa's influence on ancient Greece, the oldest European civilization, was profound and significant in art, architecture, astronomy, medicine, geometry, mathematics, law, politics, and religion. Yet there has been a furious campaign to discredit African influence and to claim a miraculous birth for Western civilization. A number of books and articles by white and some black conservatives seek to disprove the Egyptian influence on Greece.

    One of the most recent works in this genre is a book by Wellesley professor Mary Lefkowitz, Not Out of Africa. It continues what Martin Bernal calls in Black Athena the Aryanist tradition of attacking African agency in regard to Greece by raising strawpeople arguments and then knocking them over. This is unfortunate but to be expected by an intellectual tradition that supports the dominant mythologies of race in the history of the West by diverting attention to marginal issues in the public domain.

    Afrocentricity seeks to discover African agency in every situation. Who are we? What did we do? Where did we travel? What is our role in geometry? How do we as a people function in this or that contemporary situation? But the Afrocentrist does not advance African particularity as universal. This is its essential difference from Eurocentricity which is advanced in the United States and other places as if the particular experiences of Europeans is universal. This imposition is ethnocentric and often racist. Afrocentricity advances the view that it is possible for a pluralism of cultures to exist without hierarchy but this demands cultural equality and respect...

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  2. bobo

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    That was a strong article. White people still trying to discredit our people because of the shameful way they've advanced. That article strengthens my belief that whites are still trying to rid the planet of blacks because we seem to pose a signifiant threat to their advancement. They understand that we are the superior race, and must not regain any momentum beneficial to our race. Thank you for placing that article.
     
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    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you, brother BoBo!

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