A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand references.
[From various sources]
What we see through social media is a generation of ignorant social activists. Young men and women all too willing to care about and defend something they don’t truly understand and refuse to educate themselves further on because they assume the limited information they receive has been vetted by someone more knowledgeable than themselves. This happens on both sides of the fence, with both conservatives and liberals.
I’ve seen arguably intelligent young men and women stand up at banquets and rallies, demanding answers about things like healthcare, DOMA, federal military actions. Asking questions about things they’ve seen on Facebook, on twitter, things that they’ve taken little to no time to research for themselves, and they look like fools. No matter their age, they paint themselves with a red mark that announces ‘I’m not mature enough to be here, to discuss these issues’.
But even so, it isn’t truly about age. It’s about social awareness. You are not discounted until you make a mistake. Say the wrong thing or quote the wrong statistic. Until then, your legitimacy remains intact.
Tumblr is like this.
I’ve seen people furious over gay rights legislation that doesn’t actually exist. Wars that haven’t happened. Most recently text posts with tens of thousands of notes alleging that China and Russia are going to go to war with the US over Syria.
Blogs relaying damaging misinformation written by individuals who can’t seem to be bothered to read a newspaper or use google properly. This is a crippling trend, and no one sees it.
These people get untold attention and affirmation until one person with a large enough follower count points out the flaw in their argument. Corrects the mistake, and shifts the tide. But this doesn’t fix the thousands of people who liked and reblogged the original post. The damage is done.
If there is one thing I’ve learned from working on political campaigns, very little is more damaging than an activist who argues only one side of the story without recognizing the existence of the other; because your opinion, no matter how solid and seemingly factually based, is invalid the second your audience realizes they know more than you.
And the result of all of this is a generation of young activists who don’t understand why they aren’t being taken seriously.” Source: a recent conversation with a colleague regarding social media (via onawingandaswear)
Damn..that’s depth right there.
To be perfectly honest, Erin Pizzey is absolutely one of my role models. She put up with so much shit from feminists, but she is still so strong. They killed her fucking pet, and they threatened to harm her family. She had to flee her own country in the end, because she was afraid of what feminists might do to her and her loved ones.
Learning about her was what made me begin to question my identification as a feminist.
They killed her pet? Those bastards.
the fact that racism and discrimination still exists is disgusting.
the fact that anti-racism and this godawful “discrimination is bad, everyone is equal, feelings over facts” mindset even exists is just disgusting
A www great, a new THING to hate. Racists. Goddamn you for bringing this to my attention.
THEY’RE SO USELESS AND STUPID I WANT THREE THOUSAND
AAAAAAGH!! THE CUTENESS!!!
When white women advocate against the “fetishization of WOC” really all they are doing is saying “boo hoo poor me men find WOC more attractive than they find me”
Like you have every fucking privilege in the world, do you need to be attractive? Is that THAT important to you? Let WOC have ONE…
Wow, what a shallow bitch you are. Forgive me for looking out for my fellow woman, because I thought that was what feminism was. Making sure no one of our gender is treated like shit because of who they are, what they look like, etc. I get it now. Next time I see a WOC being harrassed for her looks by a man—black,white, whatever, I won’t step in. She’s obviously fine with it.
What is love?
Apparently only for white people.
Dude, you do realize this ad is Italian right? Those people are Italian, because it’s an Italian ad. Italian people are typically white. This ad is suppose to be about acceptance in THEIR country, why would they have models that don’t look like they’re from their country?
I’m gettin’ real tired of tumblr’s attitude. I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but here we go.
Not everywhere is as mixed as North America. You go to places like Japan and it would be really weird to see a white person in their ad, it’s no different for places like Italy and Germany where people are mostly white. In North American we seem to have a decently even mix in a lot of areas so it’s a little off-putting when there’s only a certain race -generally all white people- depicted, where it’s completely normal and would appear really strange otherwise for other countries. Like you wouldn’t go to China and demand they show white people in their ads there, so why would you do the same for a country that has very few PoC compared to it’s population?
As the person above me said, why would they have models that don’t look like they’re from their country in their ads?
Seriously, I am Italian, and FUCK YOU. Our country has huge problems with homophobia, there isn’t even one single law to protect homosexuals. Most European countries have legalized marriage and adoption (or at least talked about it), but not Italy. The Catholic community does everything they can to block the law against homophobia. Last month, a 14 years-old killed himself because he was gay. You have no idea how much that kind of thing matters in Italy, all you can fucking do is whine about Tumblr about the fact that they are all white. Yes, in Italy the majority of the population is indeed white. Not the rest of the world is like fucking North America. So before you come whining about it on Tumblr, get your facts right.
I love it when reality slaps the fuck out of Tumblr.
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BAM!!! And I hope that Italy passes some anti-homophobia laws or something because it’s terrible when someone commits suicide because they feel they wouldn’t be accepted in their society because of who they are. And I too am totally sick and tired of people saying “oh Gawd white people make it all about them!!”. You would never say that Japanese or Korean or Chinese people make it all about them in their ads in their respective countries since they have very small minorities of non-native Japanese/Korean/Chinese in their respective countries. It’s just not the thing there. For fuck’s sake people.
Anonymous asked: That's not true, most sources states that they had locs too. The first known examples of this particular hairstyle even dates back to ancient Egypt, where locs appeared on Egyptian artifacts. Mummified remains of ancient Egyptians with dreadlocks have even been recovered from archaeological sites. The hair dreads itself if unkept for too long wich was probably the case in many instances in ancient culture.I've got nothing against "blacks" I've got something against claiming something as your own
I think I just threw up. Locs are NOT dirty hair. WTF? Locs that “form naturally” are just matted, fucked up, dirty hair. That’s from being poor and homeless and ungroomed as fuck. Are you crazy? Locs are done on purpose. They are a cultural statement, not being dirty.
Locs are actually made using different butters or oils and twisted. They are also regularly washed. Locs are incredibly clean and protect the actual hair from becoming damaged. Locs are a wonderful hairstyle, that aren’t yours to “claim as your own.” Your words, not mine. That is exactly what you are doing. Taking a hairstyle from PoC and making it yours.
Your hypocrisy is astounding.
And for the record, I’m not responding to your asks anymore. You wanna sport nasty ass hair that look like breadsticks that have been in a tanning bed for a hundred years, be my guest.
(PS: I need to add @cakerevolution ‘s point that Egyptians were PoC. Do you think they were white? They had technology ahead of their time.)
the op is stupid. ancient egyptians are not whites. they were africans . africans are not whites. lolololol
white people wish the ancient egyptians were white. well they were not . so stop trying to claim them.
they didnt claim you as is obvious from the writings on the wall.
white people are annoying this early in the morning smh
Oh my god blanket statements. I can’t even.
"Egyptians" were not black. Some of them were, and there were some dynasties that were black, but stop ignoring and erasing the majority of Egyptian history. Please refer to these links, because I am NOT writing all this crap out again. The first one addresses the “egyptians are africans” question. Please get your heads out of your asses and pick up a couple history, archeology, and anthropology books.
Just because Egyptians are not white doesn’t mean they’re black, either. There ARE more skin colors than white or black, you know. Egypt was an extremely racially mixed country, which means there were black people and there were white people and there were all colors in between. Today the majority of Egyptians are descendents of people from Middle Eastern cultures because of the Islamic Caliphates. Ethnic Egyptians make up like 95% of the population. Take a look at pictures of modern Egypt. They look black do you? Stop saying “Egyptians were black,” because it’s not true, and it’s definitely not true from the Macedonian invasion on. That is a blanket statement and erases a hell of a lot of people and history.
EGYPTIANS ARE NOT WHITE.
EGYPTIANS ARE NOT WHITE.
EGYPTIANS ARE NOT WHITE.
NOTHING WHITES SAY WILL CHANGE HISTORY.
AFRICANS ARE BLACKS
TODAY EGYPT IS BLACK AND ARAB
IN ANCIENT EGYPT THEY WERE BLACK.
YOU HAVE NOT CHANGED ANYONES MIND.
You’re not exactly changing anyone’s mind either.
What is your proof for saying Ancient Egyptians were black?
And actually today, the vast majority of people in Egypt today are ethnic Egyptians (99.6%, in fact), with various Arab minorities (specifically Bedouin, Beja, and Dom, from the Sanai Peninsula) and “other” minorities composing the other .4%. The majority of “black” people living in Egypt right now are refugees from Sudan (aka, they wouldn’t be there if not for the political and ethnic conflicts that went on in Sudan a couple of years ago). You’re obviously not doing your homework.
I’m not changing history. You are, by ignoring historical, cultural, anthropological, and archeological evidence of said culture being extremely racially mixed and the Modern Egyptians themselves. And you really ought to look at that first link. You’re ignorantly blaring your opinion without actually knowing anything. Do some research and get back to me.
And I never said they WERE white. I actually specifically said they WEREN’T white. Reading comprehension: you need it.
All right, here’s the thing: linking back to poorly cobbled together arguments on your on tumblr does not disprove a dissenter and is a non-argument especially when you don’t have any actual data and research to support your claims.
All your arguments are pressed together from the widely discredited ‘Ancient Egyptian Race Controversy’, and, yes, discredited by historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists. There is no way to determine physical features, and it’s highly racist.
Egypt was and continues to be inhabited by various ethnic groups, and therefore it is nearly impossible to say ‘oh, all Ancient Egyptians were a certain ethnicity’. This is also due in part to the fact that it lasted longer than any ancient empire.
We know that some of the earliest Egyptians were from the Levant, which groups countries such as Syria, Jordan, Israel, and Turkey. It is incredibly important to note that Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures did not have a hierarchical society based on race, but rather geographic region.
Furthermore, we know the Kush empire ruled in Egypt during the Napatan era, which c~ 970-200 BCE. This ruling empire was from Nubia, and, indeed, most of Egyptian history is dotted by ‘South African’ rulers, and Egypt is absolutely included geographically with Africa.
Waving a few statistics and pointing angrily doesn’t erase the fact that: a) there were black (Nubian [incidentally considered the ‘A-People’, i.e. the FIRST TO SETTLE IN EGYPT, Merimide) Egyptians b) there were IndoEuropean (Hittites) egyptians c) there were “”middle-eastern”” Egyptians (e.g. Canaanites, Assyrians)
Egyptians have always had a diverse ethnicity and racial identity, but completely erasing the fact that their first ancestors came from Nubia is revisionism.
Anecdotally though, one of the most renowned modern Egyptologists had to say: “Any characterization of race of the ancient Egyptians depends on modern cultural definitions, not on scientific study. Thus, by modern American standards it is reasonable to characterize the Egyptians as “black”, while acknowledging the scientific evidence for the physical diversity of Africans.” (Stuart Tyson Smith)
>says Ancient Egypt was highly diverse ethnically and racially and to give a blanket statement of “Egyptians were black” is ignoring history and ignorant.
>gets called racist and told “EGYPTIANS WEREN’T WHITE” despite explicitly saying they weren’t at least three times.
Yeah, this is a great way to start off this conversation.
Okay, first, no, my argument was not cobbled together from the “Ancient Egypt race controversy” page. Most of my knowledge comes from various world history classes, my extensive education as a Latin student, and a lot of independent research due to the fact that I love Egypt and Egyptian mythology (I think it’s extremely interesting…I mean I adore all mythologies, but especially Greek, Roman, and Egyptian) and I like to look up stuff. If you want sources, I’d be perfectly happy to give you sources for all of my assertions made. I linked those posts because they had my argument, not because they provided sources. I didn’t want to have to re-type my whole argument out so I simply linked it for convenience’s sake.
I never once stated that there were not black people in Egypt. Actually, I addressed this statement directly and said there WERE (plenty of them) and some dynasties did indeed have Nubian or Kush rulers (the 22nd and the 25th dynasties come to mind). My argument hinges on the statement “ANCIENT EGYPTIANS WERE BLACK.” Because…no, they weren’t. SOME of them were. Many were not. The thing that a lot of you apparently fail to understand is that Egypt is and always has been the connecting bridge between Europe, Asia, and Africa. It has always been a MAJOR trading hub, and as such, as always been a home to a wide variety of ethnicities and races. Egypt has also been invaded a ridiculous amount of times and has had said invaders occupy their land and rule over them, creating even more ethnic mixing.
Besides all of that though, there’s distinct differences that a lot of historians and anthropologists acknowledge between (Ancient) Northern Egypt and Southern Egypt.
And you acknowledge that some of the earliest Egyptians were linked to the Levant region without acknowledging that all of those countries are in the region we now call the Middle East? I mean, I know it’s a political region, but please take a look at ethnic Turks, Palestinians, Jordanians, and Syraics. They are not black. They are not white, either.They are their own distinct ethnicities and cannot be classified as either white or black…because they are not. This idea that the world can be separated into white and black and that there are not other colors is dangerous and racist, not the idea that Egypt is and always has been racially diverse.
Now, onto my sources.
It is well known that the Egyptians were careful observers and their art in the Middle Kingdom period depicts realistic features when they depict foreigners, who they depict as quite different from themselves. See this paper and this article about it. Other than that though, color in Ancient Egyptian art was HIGHLY symbolic and is not a good or accurate depiction of skin color. See this, this, and this. In addition, lightness/darkness of skin in art was actually often conveyed in Egyptian art to symbolize CLASS or RANK, not actual color, due to the whole “the lighter your skin the more wealthy you are because it means you don’t have to work out in the fields and get tanned” thing. That is a thing that persists among many cultures in many different time periods.
The cultures in Lower Egypt (by the mouth of the Nile, in the North) have been connected with the Levant, while the cultures in Upper Egypt (The southern part of Egypt) have been connected more closely with the Nubians and other North-eastern African cultures. This already presents a dichotomy in skin color and racial makeup, as this would present those in Lower Egypt to be visibly lighter skinned than those in Upper Egypt and have different racial makeup. Remember, Egypt was not one untied country until the Dynastic era. They were two different cultures with different people. Therefore even saying pre-dynastic Egypt was black is false and inaccurate, as this is obviously not the case. Upper Egypt likely was predominately made up of what we would call today black people (Nubians were black), while Lower Egypt was not. Most scholars today reject the hypothesis that Egypt as a whole originated in Nubia. So no, they weren’t the “first people” to settle in Egypt. They were one of the first peoples to live around the area that would become Egypt. The Nubians are actually considered foreign invaders and fought several wars with Egypt during the Dynastic era (which is why some of the Dynasties are ruled by said Nubians…because they successfully invaded).
Then we get into the dynastic era. A lot of the pharaohs in the 22nd and 23rd dynasties (the Third Intermediate Period after the New Kingdom collapsed) were of Libyan descent. The Late Period Pharaohs were of Persian and Macedonian descent. Ethnic origins of most pharaohs up until the Sixteenth dynasty are unknown. Many are simply credited with being part of rivaling factions within Egypt. Due to its geographical location at the crossroads of several major cultural areas, Egypt experienced a number of foreign invasions during historical times, including by the Canaanites, the Libyans, the Nubians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Macedonian Greeks, the Romans (Byzantium in late antiquity/early Middle Ages), and (later on in the 600s-800s) the Arabs. Persia conquered Egypt in 525 BC. Then Alexander the Great came in. Then you get the Ptolemaic dynasty (dear old Cleopatra). Rome conquered them in 48 BC and basically stuck governors that answered to the Emperor as the rulers of Egypt. All this results in a very mixed bloodline for everyone. There’s absolutely no possible way to state Ancient Egyptians were black after the Persian and Greek occupations, which of course then lead into the Roman occupation.
This source asserts that there were likely 4 distinct groups living in Ancient Egypt based on sources that the Ancient Egyptians themselves identified: Egyptians, those living to the South (Nubians and others, asserting that the Egyptians themselves did not see Nubians and those living south of them to be “Egyptian”), those living to the West (western nomads, ‘Libyans’ in the sense of anyone living west of the Nile and south of the Mediterranean), and those living to the East (the Asiatics).
The scant DNA testing we have suggests major racial and ethnic diversity in Ancient Egypt. Some of the tests that have been carried out have been traced back to Nubian or Sub-Saharan roots, while others have much more Eurasian or Middle Eastern genetic makeup. A lot of the DNA testing today (I cite this one because it’s the most extensive one I’ve seen, but there are others) actually suggest that Northern Africans (specifically North Eastern Africans) have a distinct genetic makeup separate from Sub-Saharan Africa, though definitely influenced by it and there are Sub-Saharan markers. Their overall conclusion is essentially “North African populations retain a unique signature of early “Maghrebi” ancestry, but North African populations are not a homogenous group and most display varying combinations of five distinct ancestries.” Basically, North Africans are not one or the other, but a combination of all.
You can’t use cranial testing (the shape of the skull) to determine race (it’s now highly disputed because skull shape is determined mostly by environmental factors and culture for instance, the cultures that do the “flat skull” technique), because race and cranial variation is very low (and instead correlated with climate variables).
If you’re going to argue the “Kemet=black people” route, refer to this article where it states this meant “People of the Black Land” and that most mainstream scholars accept this, and also that the Egyptians never referred to any of the black peoples they knew with this term, only themselves (source).
In 2008, S.O.Y. Kieta said, “There is no scientific reason to believe that the primary ancestors of the Egyptian population emerged and evolved outside of northeast Africa…. The basic overall genetic profile of the modern population is consistent with the diversity of ancient populations that would have been indigenous to northeastern Africa and subject to the range of evolutionary influences over time, although researchers vary in the details of their explanations of those influences.”
Essentially, modern Egyptians are largely a good representation of what Ancient Egyptians probably looked like.
My last point is that contemporary consensus is that Egyptian civilization was an indigenous Nile valley population separate from Sub-Saharan Africa, though the population consisted of a Sub-Sahara/Northern Africa population mix with some Arab and Levant influences, and that the “Black Egyptian” theory is heavily contested by the vast majority of modern scholars at best and utterly false at worst. The basic thing is that Ancient Egyptians themselves did not differentiate or see race as we do today, so it is difficult to apply modern racial or ethnic categories to a group of people who did not subscribe to the same theories we do and that was an exceedingly racially mixed culture.
Additionally, and I put this at the end simply because I know some people will have ignored my entire post and scrolled to the bottom, if all Ancient Egyptians were black….what happened to them? Why does 99.6 of Egypt’s modern population have distinct racial and ethnic differences from Sub-Saharan cultures? Not even the hundreds of invasions and occupations would have wiped them out entirely.
Again, I never stated that there weren’t any black people. What I SAID is that saying Egyptians as a whole were black paints an ignorant narrative of what was actually there and ignores what we know about Egyptian history. Yes, there were dynasties that were ruled by rulers from Nubia and even further South, but these are few and far between (as far as we know, these dynasties were the 22nd, the 23rd, and the 25th dynasties). The heritage of the Pharaohs changed from dynasty to dynasty. Asserting that just because black people ruled Egypt during specific dynasties meant that all Egyptians are black is ignorant, ignoring wide swaths of people and just proving that you two yourselves are racist, because you are generalizing an entire culture and geographic region with the argument that “it’s Africa, of COURSE they were black.”
The point of my post was NEVER to say that there weren’t black people in Egypt. It was a trading hub for the entire world and was the bridge between Europe, Asia, and Africa. Of COURSE there were black people. My assertion is that Ancient Egyptians as a whole were not black, and probably were not even the majority. I was also stating to not apply blanket statements like “ANCIENT EGYPTIANS WERE BLACK” when you know literally nothing about the culture or history of said place except that “it’s in Africa.” Just because it’s in Africa does not necessarily equal black. Isn’t that exactly the same thing that SJW try to say on here like “EUROPEAN DOES NOT EQUAL WHITE. THERE WERE POC IN EUROPE.” Like can you get anymore hypocritical? You want us to acknowledge racial diversity in Europe but won’t even acknowledge it in a place EXTREMELY WELL KNOWN for its racial diversity?
You’re using strawmen arguments. No, we never said all of Europe was white, nor that all of Africa was black. Whining that we’re racists or ‘SJW’ is ridiculous. Great, you had Latin classes. Between the group of us, we have 45 years of Latin and history behind us. That means jack shit. We’re not SJW, we’re fucking historians.
~Racists!~ screams the individual linking to arguments that have bene widely out of use since the 50s (Dynastic Race et al), and you’re assuming we’re saying wide blanket statements that we’re not. Christ
Here’s the thing. We know Group A was Nubian, and that they founded PreDynastic Egypt. Ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Egyptians did not have a fixation on skin colour. Hierarchies were not based on skin colour. Saying that all lower class people were darker is highly incorrect.
Like, I don’t know what you want.
Your arguments are outdated or have already been widely discredited. but we do have a renowned Egyptologist, his definitions published in anthologies, encyclopaedias, and dictionaries saying, again, since you seemed to have missed it: “Any characterization of race of the ancient Egyptians depends on modern cultural definitions, not on scientific study. Thus, by modern American standards it is reasonable to characterize the Egyptians as “black”, while acknowledging the scientific evidence for the physical diversity of Africans.” - Stuart Tyson Smith
Honestly, you’re not worth engaging. You use the same tired arguments, strawmen cries of racism or “”social justice”“” to a bunch of actual historians and anthropologists who don’t have time for you.
"AFRICANS ARE BLACKS
TODAY EGYPT IS BLACK AND ARAB
IN ANCIENT EGYPT THEY WERE BLACK.” -empressmo, right above us
You’re calling strawman on an assertion that was literally made in the second reply on this same post? I was replying to them, after all. It’s not a strawman if I am directly replying to an assertion. If you’re going to call me out on logical fallacies, at least be correct about it.
And no, I’m not subscribing to Dynastic Race theory? Like, not at all? Please explain how I am subscribing to the Dynastic Race theory, because I specifically remember stating, “contemporary consensus is that Egyptian civilization was an indigenous Nile valley population separate from Sub-Saharan Africa, though the population consisted of a Sub-Sahara/Northern Africa population mix with some Arab and Levant influences.” Isn’t the entire basis of Dynastic Race Theory that the Egyptians couldn’t have possibly united themselves and evolved into the Dynastic Period on their own? Which obviously isn’t the case….
And which arguments have been out of use since the 50s? Since I am not using anything related to Dynastic Race Theory and used links and up-to-date studies and ideas, obviously I haven’t used anything that has been out of use since the 50s. Are you actually reading what I’m saying?
That link does not prove that Nubians founded predynastic Egypt. It even states that “A possible explanation for this is that A-Group society was so similar to that in predynastic Upper Egypt that there was a kind of equilibrium between them. These Nubian people were not living in the shade of the predynastic Egyptians, nor were they subservient to them in a colonial way. They had no need to leave their home in order to find food or employment in the big city. Given the growing desire for exotic goods like the obsidian from the temple, A-Group Nubians likely came to Egypt for transactions!” They’re acknowledging Nubians and Egyptians as separate cultures and make absolutely no mention of Nubians “founding” pre-dynastic Egypt.
And while we’re at it, let’s talk about racism in both White archeology and the Afrocentric archeology when it comes to Egypt.
Northern predynastic Egypt has ties with the Levant and other non-sub-Saharan African cultures while Southern predynastic Egypt has closer ties with Nubia. Therefore it is incorrect to state that Nubians founded Egypt, as they did not. Egypt was a mixture of two separate cultures united after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt, part of which was Nubian/other sub-Sarahan cultures and part of which was not. Are you really not going to acknowledge the diversity of Egypt? Seriously?
And I never said that all lower classes had darker skin? I said that the depiction of lighter vs. darker skin within the same ethnic group in art and culture as a symbol of class is well-documented in cultures all around the world and Egypt, at specific points in time, is no different from any of the others. This statement does not equal “lower class people had dark skin.”
I literally used no study or quote that was from before 1990. Please…explain to me how I’m using “outdated” information.
Essentially, I’m pretty sure you didn’t actually read what I had to say, as you are putting a lot of words in my mouth and ignoring who I was actually replying to in my first couple of posts. Have a good day.
You said, empressmo in all caps with an almost chant-like attitude:
"EGYPTIANS ARE NOT WHITE (x3). AFRICANS ARE BLACKS
TODAY EGYPT IS BLACK AND ARAB
IN ANCIENT EGYPT THEY WERE BLACK. “
Wow, that sounds like a pretty damn good sweeping statement. If Egyptians were black then why doesn’t more of their wall art depict that as such? I’m sure there were technically “black” rulers but I’ve yet to see whole walls depicting that everyone in Egypt was black. Here’s the thing, just because you live in Africa, a very hot place typically with lots of sun, doesn’t mean your skin is going to produce enough melanin to be considered black by society’s standards. It’s really just genes and mutation and all that jazz. I really don’t see why an entire civilization would lie about their skin color on the art they made. Of all the examples I’ve seen of Egyptian art, their skin is almost on par with the color palette Disney used for the Native Americans in Pocahontas (not sure if that is the best comparison, but I’m just using it as an example, not to connect it. Plus I don’t know if burnt sienna would be the most accurate color to describe it).
And for the record, in the movies The Prince of Egypt, here was no attempt at “whitewashing” ancient Egypt. So no, we’re not denying anything.
White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective.
Hm.. I see. So my being taught about slavery and the Civil War and the treatment of Native Americans as the main focus of my Social Studies class since like, 4th grade -8th grade (required classes, mind you!), and then finally moving onto something out of the 1800s (like I only learned about WWI in its entirety ONCE, what the actual hell), to finally learn about Latin America (Fuck the Alamo. Texas is an asshole), and Asian Americans (internment camps, Chinese labor, etc.) as part of my REQUIRED history class in High School (AP class, baby!), as well as taking World History which touches on all the world’s different religions as well as the Cradle of Civilization —> Africa and the Middle East and China (also required), then deciding to take Race, Gender, Culture (an elective, but whatever) to learn about Feminism, African slavery, etc. etc. etc. is privilege?
I don’t know about YOUR school but damn if it isn’t fucked up. At least where I go to it has its priorities straight. Sucks to be you.