posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 08:06 PM
a reply to: Sovan
A lot of European royal families have or had black "Moor's Heads" on their family crests and coat of arms. Google search it & you'll see what I mean.
Just as many Catholic churches and institutions have "Black Madonna" statues & "Black Madonnas" depicted in their artwork. BTW, "Black Madonnas" are
depictions of Mother Mary holding the Prophet Jesus when he was a child, and they're both depicted as being medium to dark brown skinned.
Back then, there wasn't a negative stigma to being "black" or with being associated with "black" people. Also, the multiracial "black" Moors were the
dominant power in Europe for around 800 years, like how the US is the dominant power in North America. At their peak, the Moors directly controlled
modern day Spain, Portugal, Sicily, and Malta, while having alliances & rivalries with various others.
People in modern times have various explanations for Europeans' constant depictions of Moors Heads & "Black-A-Moor" artwork, figurines, and statues.
Some say the Moors Heads were just depicting the decapitated heads of their hated Moorish rivals, though it doesn't make sense to do that on a family
crest or coat of arms. Others say they were to show the deep connections they shared with the Moors (kind of like why the US $1 bill and the US State
Department's seal each has a Star of David depicted on them). Others even say it's because the patriarchs of those families were Moors, but that one's
pretty controversial for obvious reasons (hehehe).
One thing I will note about it. Nearly every time a Moor is presented in a positive way now, they depict him as a tan colored man & stress his Berber
& Arab roots. But every time Moors are depicted in a negative light, they're always shown as dark brown "black" people. Just look at the various
negative Black-A-Moor pictures & depictions to see what I'm talking about.