How can you say the ancient Egyptians were black? There are evidence of Tiye having red hair, and given that she is related to King Tut that pretty much debunk the whole Egyptians were black thing. As much as I want it to be true, the fact reminds that they were Caucasian. Do you have any DNA or scientific evidence that prove otherwise?
Oh, god. It’s one of THOSE days, isn’t it?
Let’s take this one in pieces.
"How can you say the ancient Egyptians were Black?"
Where? What did I say? Show me what I said and then maybe I’ll know what it is you want to have an argument about.
"There are evidence"
Please show me this evidence. I’ll wait.
"that pretty much debunk the whole Egyptians were Black thing"
I’m waiting on that evidence.
"The fact reminds that they were ‘Caucasian’"
Neither of those words think what you think they mean.
2. “Fact" is a lot like "proof" when it comes to history and things that are possible for human beings to know. “Proof” is a word that has no place in science, much less history.
"Do you have any DNA?"
*rifles through pockets* Just the one I was born with.
"or scientific evidence that prove otherwise?"
See above: “proof”. I’m a bit worried about your level of conviction that every single human being in the entirety of the history of the world was and is white until it has been proven to you that they weren’t, as well as the certainty that the two possibilities for every human that lived inside a geopolitical border assigned mostly by us to people who lived several thousand years ago was either 1. what you would consider a “Caucasian” (I think you mean “white”), OR 2. A person you would consider Black.
It’s sad that I can literally point to you where and when exactly in “history” the Ancient Egyptians became “white”, but people will still take a racist fantasy invented for the express purpose of cementing white supremacy as some kind of “fact” floating up from the distant past, pure and untainted by the centuries between us.
The Ancient Egyptian race controversy is a modern invention that only serves modern society; it has nothing to do with truth or facts. I mean, are we still stuck in 1844? Is that where we are seriously at with this? When George Gliddon wrote, “The Egyptians were white men, of no darker hue than a pure Arab, a Jew, or a Phoenician”? Has our “progress” actually consisted of making the peoples of ancient Egypt even whiter since then? Is this what passes for “science”, still?
White supremacy is so very, very ingrained in our culture, so entitled to every accomplishment, so accustomed to dictating history and what “facts” are, that you feel absolutely entitled to demand some kind of scientific “proof” that you most likely wouldn’t even understand the significance of, to tell you that the movies are wrong.
You want me to prove with “science” that the pictures you’ve seen over and over that show you your own face plastered over Egyptian historical dominion are wrong. And only science will do! Never mind that you appear to understand neither science, nor history, nor really anything but cultural fantasies invented for your comfort and edification.
A century of this:
…defeats automatically anything I could ever say on the matter. This cultural fantasy replaces the truth, if truth is even possible in an ongoing academic, historic and sociocultural war over who is racially entitled to claim these accomplishments.
I’m not expected to argue with facts or evidence presented to me, or writing, or even words.
I’m expected to argue with a century of images. Which is why I fight art with art, and still people make demands for DNA and sciencey-sounding things that 1. they don’t understand and 2. don’t actually exist. I am not here to TELL anyone what to think or what to believe. I’m here to show you pictures, analyze and hopefully excise racist theories that are literally centuries old, interpret academic jargon, and let people make up their own damn minds. This is not a question for science. It is social, political, and cultural.
Here’s the Egypt tag. I leave you to it.