posted on Apr, 17 2015 @ 09:00 PM
originally posted by: CJCrawley
a reply to: enlightenedservant
To a British audience, a black person is one who is of Sub-Saharan African origin.
The BBC 'expert' could have said that Severus was "African", or "non-white", or "brown" to avoid ambiguity, but she didn't. It is simply not
true that he was a black man.
It was/is disinformation whose purpose is to promote a revisionist, Afrocentric reinterpretation of ancient history.
Shameful that a world-recognised institution like the BBC should be involved in this nonsense.
PS Thank you for your thoughtful and interesting comment.
That's really interesting to me as well. Is that why people have such a hard time hearing that the ancient Egyptians were "black"? (they called
their land Kemet, meaning "black land") Their hieroglyphics depict various shades of brown & black for the workers, merchants, "engineers" , and
is probably the most obvious example (as well as that entire dynasty).
I say that because I don't see a difference in dark brown & black, since us medium brown people get much darker if we stay in sunlight for days on
end. It's kind of like "tanning" but even more extreme lol. Some of my first-cousins are much darker than me because of the climate they live in,
even though they technically have more Native American blood than I do. But when I visit them, I get a lot darker too if I stay in the sun the whole
I guess another reason is because here in America, all "black" and "brown" people were clumped together as "black". We were stripped of our
heritage, customs, languages, religions, etc. So there would literally be no difference between a Zulu, Nubian, or Yaruba, even though those ethnic
groups don't even live in the same regions. My family line was particularly headstrong though (easy to guess, huh?) and kept a long history of our
origins. Because of that, I know that some of my lineage is from modern day Benin, some from Western Nigeria, some Muscogee Tribe, some Cherokee
Tribe, and a white guy who raped & enslaved my Creek Indian fore-mother (he disowned them so I don't know his heritage yet).
Sorry for the long message. But I guess the point I'm making is that "black" and "brown" people all over the world will have different
definitions of the word. So if the reporter you were talking about says the Severans would be considered "black", maybe they were, dependinng on the
area the reporter was from. As an interesting note, many brown skinned people from India & Arabian lands are shocked when they come to America & are
sometimes considered black lol. Because in their countries, they're nothing close to being "black", even if their skin is darker than mine. And
that's also why a lot of American "white" people say they have Native American blood. Because many have multiracial people in the bloodline, but
the "one drop rule" would have made them be considered as "black".