NB Commentary: Searching for the origin of man on this crazy planet. I once saw a video where a man was being interviewed and he said the original African was “green”. So in searching, I found this article written in 1994. The author really tries to sound like he ain’t being racist but it is clear that he is merely parroting what he was taught. It made me look up Ivan Van Sertima.
One thing I want to add, is that folks tend to make it seem like Africans migrated
on foot all across the globe. I find that very interesting. It would seem logical to me, that with all the wood around them, somebody would have thought of making a boat, in fact, Ivan Van Sertima wrote in his book, “They Came Before Columbus” that there were seafarers.
Just saying, people tend to forget about the libraries burned in Timbuktu, the great buildings and structures, the riches man in the world was from Mali, the
Songhai Empire, etc. That’s why I am grateful to our African historians who
took the risk to expose our real history. And many of them, got their research
from whites who also took the risk of telling the truth about African history.
But yeah, 1994 was an interesting year.
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|Tuesday, February 01, 1994RELATED TAGS: ARCHAEOLOGY
http://discovermagazine.com/1994/feb/howafricabecameb331 Excerpt: “Most Americans think of native Africans as black and of white Africans as recent intruders; and when they think of Africa’s racial history they think of European colonialism and slave trading. But very different types of peoples occupied much of Africa until as recently as a few thousand years ago. Even before the arrival of white colonialists, the continent harbored five of what many consider to be the world’s six major divisions of humanity, the so-called human races, three of which are native to Africa. To this day nearly 30 percent of the world’s languages are spoken only in Africa. No other continent even approaches this human diversity, and no other continent can rival Africa in the complexity of its human past.” To Read more click here
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