Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Breaking News (or not): Science proves that Black Africans are Black Africans
Discovery channel aired a documentary, National Geographic devoted a cover story, CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS (MSM) all broke the story in dramatic breaking news urgency.
Pharaoh Tutankhamen -- also commonly known as King Tut -- is of European ancestry.
Euro-Egyptologist jumped for joy. They now had the definitive proof to challenge and silence Afrocentrist and their so-called fantasy claims. The founders and builders of arguably the greatest civilization our world has ever seen were Europeans.
There was one small -- ok, one Grand Canyon sized problem -- the DNA test was never a DNA test. Come again? Apparently, some European "scientist" watched a documentary on Tut and believed he saw a leaked DNA sequence belonging to Tut. Based on the sequence he saw on Tut he erroneously (non-scientifically) concluded that the DNA markers matched Anglo-Saxon Europeans.
Based on this "science" MSM sounded the trumpets and shouted down from Mount Zion. But, facts are stubborn things and no amount of wishful thinking or pseudo science can erase them or diminish their legitimacy.
The authentic and scientific DNA test results of King Tut and Ramses III were announced in December 2013:
Did you hear a peep from MSM?
Nope. Neither had I.
Surprise, Surprise the results revealed that these African men were, African men. In fact, the results revealed they were related to Africans in sub-Sahara (western and southern) Africa.
The ethnic or racial make up should not matter. Ancient Egyptian and other just as important Nile Valley cultures in science, medicine, theology, agriculture, philosophy, advanced math, architecture etc. helped shape modern civilization. They were giants among giants. Black, white, Asian or otherwise, we should be just celebrating their brilliance.
But the racial component that does matter in this conversation: Why have Eurocentric anthropologist, archeologist and historians worked so hard erase or co-opt civilization contributions of Black Africans? In other words, why have they attempted to take Egypt and Nile Valley civilizations out of Africa?
My personal theories aside, I have seen this movie (and I mean movie) before:
Jazz is a music birthed by the unique history of the black experience in America, yet Benny Goodman not Duke Ellington, Count Basie or Cab Calloway was crowned "King of Swing"
Elvis Presley was often accused in the south by true blooded rednecks as playing "nigger music" yet he was bestowed the title of "King of Rock"
Even though Joe Frazier beat the "Greatest" Muhammad Ali and earned the real world heavyweight championship title, he has no statue in his hometown Philly. This boxing statue honor belongs to Rocky Balboa -- a Hollywood created character. The fictional Mr.Balboa won the title by defeating a Hollywood version of Muhammad Ali.
All of the soul/disco dancing of Soul Train dancers, James Brown and Michael Jackson (he later insisted on being called the "King of Pop") were not enough for them to become the King of Dance/Disco. After one movie, John Travolta became the king of the dance floor.
Sisters have been rocking braids since the word go; however, after one movie (there's that Hollywood image making machine) starring Bo Derek sporting braids and now it becomes the Bo Derek look.
Even in Africa the King of the Jungle -- Tarzan -- had to be white!
The biggest insult to injury and the biggest slap in the face occurs when in our attempts to rescue or reclaim our role in history we are labeled as being obsessed with race. Picture that...