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Topic: Afrocentrists


In the News (Wed 24 Apr 19)

  
  Afrocentrism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Afrocentrists, however, contend that race as a social and political construct still exists and that the purported appropriation or whitewashing of history by mainstream historians, in fact, has made race an important issue.
Among Afrocentrist authors, it is common to refer to Egypt as "Kemet," the indigenous term for the country, which means "fl land." Traditionally, mainstream scholars contend this term refers to the dark, fertile soil beside the Nile, in contrast to the desert beyond it, labelled the "red land" by Egyptians.
Afrocentrists also cite the results of Diop's forensic tests of melanin-content in Egyptian mummies and of forensic reconstruction of skulls to prove their contention that the early dynastic Egyptians were fl Africans and remained so in predominant part for millennia.
afrocentrism.iqnaut.net   (2888 words)

  
 review-encarta
While it is true that the Afrocentrists make a big ado about language liberation, it is for a reason.
One could argue, although weakly, that this was a problem of space, that is, that some people were bound to be missed.
However, it is suspicious when the people who are missed are Afrocentrists and when the medium has cyberspace capability.
www.asante.net /articles/review-encarta.html   (1666 words)

  
 The Dogon and Sirius
Temple’s answer is that they got this information from amphibious aliens from outer space.
Afrocentrists, on the other hand, claimed that the Dogon could see Sirius B without the need of a telescope because of their special eyesight due to quantities of melanin (Welsing, F. "Lecture 1st Melanin Conference, San Francisco, September 16-17, 1987").
There is, of course, no evidence for this special eyesight, nor for other equally implausible notions such as the claim that the Dogon got their knowledge from fl Egyptians who had telescopes.
www.skepdic.com /dogon.html   (875 words)

  
 Ruminations of a Racial Realist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I can understand if you were treated badly, but that doesn't mean you go to the other extreme and become a racist as well.Nonetheless, I have seen many Afrocentrists marry to or dating white women.
Such a big phenomenon that the Wayans brothers did a spoof of it in one of their movies.
They talk all this fl pride and about the "Nubian Queen" and trash white people (that point is not up for debate..too much evidence in their books), then when it comes down to it, they go out and marry a white woman.
clare1969.livejournal.com   (8385 words)

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