How White People Became White!

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Sounds a Lil Crazy

The title of this hub may sound strange or crazy to you especially if you're white because you've always been white...you're white by birth...you didn't become white by some process or course you took...why that's crazy!

That may be so, but everything and everyone has an origin including the idea or concept of whiteness or being white. As we study the history of how the concept of being white originated we will at the same time discover how the concept of being black came to be.

Caucasian

Another word used to identify white people is "Caucasian." Caucasian didn't come into existence until 1795, coined by the German philosopher Christoph Meiners in his book The Outline of History of Mankind. German anthropologist, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (living around the same time) thought that white people originated in the Caucasus mountain region. Overtime the intelligentsia of Europe applied this term to all people identified as white. Caucasian means you live in the Caucasus mountain region or are from the Caucasus mountain region. How many "white people" can say that?

Caucasian is a made up word and didn't exist in ancient times, neither did the concept of race. It was recognized that there were different types of people but they weren't seen as being of different races/species. If there were different races/species of humans we wouldn't be able to produce offspring together which as we all know, we can. There is only one race the human race.

The Concept of Race

The concept of race was created around the 1500s in tandem with the North Atlantic African Slave Trade.

The slave trade was a capitalist endeavor.

It was big business and big money.

Most of the countries participating in the slave markets were Christian. Enslaving one's fellow man went against Christian values. So the capitalists and intellectual elite of those countries had to come up with a strategy to offset this problem.

They used the concept of superior and inferior races to justify enslaving and making money off of those they enslaved.

They reasoned that the earliest races, like the black Africans, were the most primitive and the later races, like the white Europeans, were the most advanced and therefore the most human ( the assumption being that the earliest races were closer to apes than to humans).

That black Africans weren't really human, they were subhuman. They weren't really enslaving and selling humans, but subhumans. So there was no reason for Christians to feel guilt or disgust that they were selling and buying humans because they weren't.

Adam and Eve were believed to be the mother and father of all people. At some point they were considered to be white. To account for how black people got in the picture, the curse on the descendants of Ham was created. Ham was supposedly cursed with blackness by God and was made to be the ancestor of all the peoples of Africa and they were tainted because of this supposed curse.

If you read my hub "Are Blacks The Cursed Descendants Of Ham?" You can draw your own conclusion about whether this story is true or not. There a link to it at the end of this hub.

The only people who were considered white in the United States, until the height of the slave trade were, WASPs, White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

Italians, the Irish, and Jews etc. weren't considered white (probably because they were Catholics and the Jews were Jesus' killers), but as the slave population increased and became greater than the white population, a re-evaluation of who was white was undertaken in an effort to increase the white population, because the fear of slave revolts was a constant threat and danger.

So the Irish and Italians were allowed to become white.

Many southern Europeans weren't considered to be pure white because of their intermingling with Africans in ancient and later times, but eventually all of these peoples' racial status was updated to Caucasian or white.

Racial Purity and Tainted Blood

The idea of racial purity picked up steam during the 1800s because of a widespread fear, especially among the upper classes and royalty, about being born with tainted blood that made you less intelligent, mentally retarded or morally inferior in some way that could be passed on to your kids and their kids and so on and so on.

There was a phobia about being tainted and an obsession with being pure and untainted.

Blacks were considered inferior to Caucasians (or as Hitler called them Aryans) because they were considered to be more "primitive" and tainted because of the Ham curse. So you could see how these ideas and fears could make them a "little bit" obsessed with maintaining the purity of the white race by coming up with standards and methods to determine who was pure/white/superior in intelligence and moral character or who was black/impure/inferior in intelligence and moral character.

It wasn't legal to enslave whites, so the "one drop rule"was created to help keep a clear and legal dividing line between blacks and whites. If you had any black ancestor no matter how far back in time they lived. You were considered tainted with black "blood" and you were considered black, no matter how white you looked.

If you were half black, you were a mulatto. If you were one fourth black you were a quadroon. If you were one eighth black, you were a octoroon. If it could be proven or suspected that you had any "black blood" even "one drop". You were black.

This was great for the slave owners because if they fathered children with black slave women (which many did), those offspring would automatically be their slaves. Buying slaves was expensive and this saved them the expense of buying new slaves. They had a built in renewable slave farm.

White western culture claims the ancient Romans and Greeks as their cultural ancestors and claims to be the inheritors of their cultural legacy. Ironically, the ancient Romans and Greeks never refer to themselves as white people or as Europeans. The Romans considered themselves Romans and the Greeks considered themselves Greeks. They didn't have color prejudice.

The Holy Roman Empire took most of their slaves from the Slavs who lived in what is now known as Eastern Europe. The Slavs became so identified with bondage that the word "slave" is derived from Slav.

This racial sh*t originated in the so-called modern era starting around the 1500's with the creation of North Atlantic Slave Trade and spread to the what would become the United States of America with the "founding" of the so-called "New World".

In a very condensed way, this is how white people became white.


Origin of The Word "Slave"

From Middle English sclave, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French esclave, from Medieval Latin sclavus, from Sclavus Slavic; from the frequent enslavement of Slavs in central Europe during the early Middle Ages.

First Known Use: 14th century, Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary,



And Now a Word About Skin Color

"Melanin: a dark brown or black substance that is a natural part of people's skin, hair, and eyes". (Merriam-Webster's Leaner's Dictionary).

"Melanin: any of a group of black or dark brown pigments present in the hair, skin, and eyes of man and animals: produced in excess in certain skin diseases and in melanomas"

(Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition)

Without melanin you wouldn't have eye color, hair color, skin color or any color at all.

Melanin is a natural sunblock, nature's way of protecting the skin from sunburn and sun radiation poisoning. That's why people who don't have sufficient levels of melanin in their skin burn with prolonged exposure to sunlight, but those with sufficient levels get darker or tan

The darker the skin, the more melanin it contains. The lighter the skin the less melanin it contains. The melanin content of the skin accounts for the difference in skin color between blacks, whites, and those in between.

Those people and their descendants who survived in hot areas where the sun was the most intense, had more melanin in their skin and this was passed on to their descendants. Those with the most melanin survived, those without enough eventually died out because if their skin was too light, it absorbed too much sun to stay healthy (Those who survived are the black or darker-skin people).

The reverse of this is true for the people who survived in cold areas where the sun was least intense. They had less melanin in their skins and this was passed on to their descendants. Those with the least melanin survived those with most eventually died out because if their skin was too dark it couldn't absorb enough sun to stay healthy (those who survived are the white or lighter-skin people).

Skin color was noticed in ancient times, but wasn't associated with race or intelligence. It was just an observation like noting the difference in color of various flowers or plants.



DNA Studies Show That All Modern Humans Originated in Africa.

"If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive, then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges." Richard Leaky, Paleoanthropologist. For a more detailed, historical, fact-based look at the subject, that backs up what Mr Leaky is stating. Click this link http://www.realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient

Also see the video below that explains "Why Europeans Are White" and why Eskimos who live in an area were there is little exposure to sun are brown!

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The Invention of the White Race

Why are Europeans White and Eskimos Brown?

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jainismus profile image

jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Great information on the origin of 'whiteness'. Thank you for sharing the Hub.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

jainismus

thanks for your comment and for being the

first to comment on this hub


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CR Rookwood 4 years ago from Moonlight Maine

Great hub! Voted up. It's disturbing how entrenched this thinking still is. America can't seem to get past it. Knowing where it comes from is at least a start. Thanks.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

CR Rookwood

thanks for your comments

I agree America needs all the help

it can get with this issue

I'm trying to do my part


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Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

It's amazing how some people will believe anything they are told without doing any research to see how things originated. People are very interesting. Divide and conquer are the goals of any greedy, control freak sociopath no matter what part of the planet they come from. Look at Joseph Koney and what he has done in the name of his Lords Resistance Army. A lot of people use religion and skin color as an excuse to carry out their greedy control freak behavior.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Amethystraven

Very true. I obviously agree


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

vveasey, very well written Hub, thank you.

I only hope those who most need to read it will read it.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

jonnycomelately

Thanks. I agree.

I hope those who most need to read it will read it, understand it and change in response to it.


rickylicea 4 years ago

You seem to implying race is somehow an artificial construct, that can be manipulated one day italians aren't white then the next they are.

However races are real, and just because some people are confused about them doesn't mean they aren't real.

The strongest evidence for this lies in DNA tests, you can take one for example from 23 and me and find out your racial composition.


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Nathan Orf 4 years ago from Virginia

rickylicea,

The Human Genome Project has conclusively proven that race is a made up concept. 99.9% of the DNA of every human being on Earth is the same, with just the remainder being completely different.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

rickylicea

thanks for your comments

You say "You seem to implying race is somehow an artificial construct, that can be manipulated one day italians aren't white then the next they are."

That's what those black white people who had their DNA tested who thought they were white are saying. Archeology, Anthropogly and now DNA shows that all humans originated in Africa.

I've taken ancient DNA tests and they have me related to various so-called racial groups.

Do a little more research


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Nathan Orf

I appreciate your response.

Some people just don't want to acccept the truth about racial concepts and racial identity


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Why do you need to "prove" race? It's my understanding that there is no such thing, really. Our differences are from culture, environment, and a small amount of genetic material which determines skin colour, eye colour, hair colour, body shape and proportion, etc.

Being of one species, we can produce fertile offspring.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

jonnycomelately

I agree race shouldn't have to be "proved' but there are still many people

who are caught up in learned race consciousness and need or want to prove that they and others are of a different race as in a different specie.


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naimishika 4 years ago from India

quite interesting information. thanks


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

naimishika

Thanks for commenting


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American Romance 4 years ago from America

Proving race will not change culture. culture is the culprit that causes the problems, not the color of ones skin................


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Like the "culture" which presumes "white" people are superior; moral; generous; loving; kind? Conversely, anyone who does not have a "white" culture is subordinate; amoral; unloving; unkind?????


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

American Romance

For once I agree with you, culture is the problem but what is culture? And what culture are you referring to?

From my point of view culture is people, their beliefs, values, fears, how they identify themselves, etc so on and so on

In western (white) culture, culture and race and culture go hand in hand.

Culture is created by the people living in that culture.

Culture = People. Culture is not some absract thing divorced from reality.

When people of a culture die out or no longer practice that culture, that culture is said to be dead, like a dead language that's nolonger spoken.


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Nathan Orf 4 years ago from Virginia

American Romance,

Beautiful! You and I rarely agree on anything, but here, you got to the heart of the whole damn thing about race.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Wow! American Romance

You got a 2fer. Two hubbers who usually disagree with you agreeing with you! There Still Is A God!


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

I agree with American Romance ( again) We as people are all the same. However, there always be people who believe they are better then others for color of skin. There is so much horrible racism in this world, and it keeps growing. You wrote a very good hub. And I voted it up.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks for weighing in Michele!


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Ron Hawkster 4 years ago from United States of America

I have mixed feelings about this hub. Not because I disagree with the historical or scientific facts, but because it's minimizing the existence of race. The problem that I have is this: Why should you have to prove that race is a made-up construct before the "other" camp agrees to reluctantly accept those who are different? So what if there are races? What if 99.9% of the DNA of all humans are common? What if we are not genetically the same? Does one have to prove sameness before being accepted? The whole idea of equality is once we agree we are all humans we're entitled an equal set of rights, respect, dignity, despite our differences. Tolerance means tolerating very different people.

While this country has made great strides from some of the shameful points of its otherwise glorious past, there is still a good deal of intolerance present, intolerance that is openly practiced. I submit that every time someone has to rush to correct people and tell them Obama is NOT muslim it highlights that intolerance. As Col


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Ron Hawkster

thanks for commenting and the fan mail

You said "I submit that every time someone has to rush to correct people and tell them Obama is NOT muslim it highlights that intolerance." I agree!

You also said "I have mixed feelings about this hub. Not because I disagree with the historical or scientific facts, but because it's minimizing the existence of race."

I disagree

I'm not minimizing the existence of race.

There is the human race.

What I appear to be minimizing is the concept of races or different species of human beings.

The truth is there is only the human race with variations of that race and if one accepts that truth. The concept of race will automatically be seen as minimal.


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Ron Hawkster 4 years ago from United States of America

Vveasey: I think we may have different semantics so let me get on the same page as you. Because, in so many ways I agree with you. I have been to non-Western parts of the world and they have a completely different view of what we consider race. People in Northern Africa (who happen to look more "Caucasian" than the rest of Africa) freely marry the other shades of skin color without much reservations and they don't call it "interracial marriage". They don't consider them different races, but different colors of skin just as people with different eye colors marry in the Western world without calling it "interracial marriage".

You say: "I'm not minimizing the existence of race.

There is the human race.

What I appear to be minimizing is the concept of races or different species of human beings."

Fine. What I'm saying is what if there were different races? So what if there were different species of humans who are still within the same race? We don't have to minimize the existence of those differentiations before we assign equal rights to them. I'm saying the genetic differences can be as great as it wants to be and that should still make no difference.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Ron Hawkster

Great points!

I agree, race or genetic differences shouldn't make a difference. But unfortunately in the Western worldview and nations affected by it. It does make a difference.

We can keep saying it shouldn't make a difference but will that make it not make a difference? (this is not a rhetorical question)

What can we (people) do to make it not make a difference? (this is not a rhetorical question)

There are genetic variations among different genetic groups but this doesn't make them different races or different species.

It's been shown by geneticists that sometimes the genetic variations are greater among those of the same genetic group than between them and a different genetic group.

That's one of the reasons I don't believe in different races of people.

That's a culturally learned perception.


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CR Rookwood 4 years ago from Moonlight Maine

I think there's a difference between saying there is no such thing as race and then jumping into saying that therefore there is no such thing as racism. I hear you saying the first but definitely not the second, which I think is the reality.

In my experience, white people are happy to talk about there is no such thing as race, but too many jump into the (wrong) conclusions that therefore there is no such thing as racism.

No one enjoys hearing that they have passive racist attitudes, but that is the problem. Active racism is still too big a problem, yes, but the bigger problem is that people who are enjoying all the benefits of being 'white' have the option of ignoring racism because they feel that, all things being equal, they are pretty nice people and none of it is their fault.

For this reason, I don't think discussions about race help very much. Every time something bad happens a bunch of people come on TV and say, "We need to have a serious conversation about race in this country." No we don't. We talk too damn much as it is. What we need to do is end racism and create equal opportunity for all, which means some serious social changes and legislation changes and a whole bunch of stuff that no one wants to do because it's 'for black people'.

Wow, that was blunt, but I'm not saying I agree. I'm just saying, it's a long fight and it's a fight, not a 'discussion'. When white people have black relatives they snap out of it fast. They get it. Working together also helps. Talk? Not so much.

Sorry for going on...


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

CR Rookwood

Good to hear from you.

You are right! I agree with you!

Less talk and more action is the key.

but in some rare cases the right kind of talk to someone who's not "too far gone or too much of a knucklehead " can make a difference..ha ha ha ha


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CR Rookwood 4 years ago from Moonlight Maine

Yeah, after I posted this I realized that, and you are right. I've been corrected on some unintentionally idiot assumptions I've made, and it did help. I think it all is in how you say it to someone. I'm definitely on a short fuse about a handful of issues so I'm not the best diplomat! lol!

But at least I know that. :)


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Ron Hawkster 4 years ago from United States of America

Vveasey,

Good enough. I see your point. Have a great weekend.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks Ron!

You have a great weekend too!


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Great! CR

You say "I'm definitely on a short fuse about a handful of issues so I'm not the best diplomat! lol! But at least I know that. :)

The fact that you know that, means, you're in a much more favorable position than those who are "on a short fuse" and don't know that!

Also your point about the importance of passive racist attitudes is right on point!


Monty 4 years ago

My genes didn't originate in Africa.


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

How can you be so certain Monty? Maybe you're a troll.... they can originate from anywhere.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

hahahaha


Jimmy 4 years ago

This is an `out of Africa' hypothesis that was first proposed based on genetic studies of a type of DNA analysis known as mitochondria DNA, which is inherited through the maternal line; and the Y chromosome, which is inherited through the paternal line. These particular studies show that the African races have more genetic diversity than any other human groups, and that this diversity has been accumulating for perhaps 100,000 to 200,000 years. This finding implies that all modern humans are descended from a small population of Homo sapiens that originally lived in Africa some 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. However, analysis of mitochondria DNA, from a Neanderthal fossil found in Germany, also suggests that the Neanderthals did not contribute DNA to modern Europeans. Thus, evidence has been accumulating that modern Europeans are not descended from Neanderthals of Africa.

Nobody will dispute the fact that black haired, ruddy [brown] skinned peoples, have occupied every continent and island on the face of the Earth since the `Adams' were first created. The Elohiym family of `gods', originally created the `black-haired' people, in part because the Anunnaki hated to do manual labor, such as, mining gold, diamonds, and other precious metals. Therefore, the creation of black-haired, ruddy-skinned peoples was initially to provide manual workers for the extraterrestrials, a.k.a., the Anunnaki people.

The descendants of the Anunnaki are the white races of peoples, who were originally a light-skinned race, with either `red', blonde, or light-colored hair, and brightly colored eyes, such as blue, green, light gray, or hazel. Many white-skinned peoples still resemble the ancient space travelers who came to Earth thousands of years ago.

While the Israelites are descendants of the Elohiym godhead, and Enki and Enlil's family, not all white races descend from this politcal family. Nevertheless, Enki knew that the population on Hibiru was in trouble, so to preserve the Elohiym royal family line; many Elohiym descendants remained behind on Earth in order to preserve their race. Other Anunnaki descendants also inhabit the Earth today, but Enki and Enlil's descendants are identified as being Israelites.

NOTE: All the WHITE and ORIENTAL races would actually be HEBREW - having their origins from the planet by the same name, HIBIRU [aka Nibiru].


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Jimmy

what proof or evidence do you have about anything you say?


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

vveasey, you did not tell me that this was a Science Fiction Hub.... great work on you part. You are attracting such intelligentsia here I feel almost out of place!

Great entertainment, anyway.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

jonnycomelately

Hahahaha yep!


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andyglean 4 years ago from Richardson, TX

One race... One blood... One people. Thank you for this great post.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

andyglean

thanks for your comments!

More people need to get onboard and see the light

and racially everything will start to work out right.


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philomusic 4 years ago

Very informative. Thanks for sharing.

I wrote a similar article about the imagined concept of "race", if you want to check it out.


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TyeshaMatthews 4 years ago from MOSS POINT, MS

My mother read the story of Ham to me. He was the 1st homosexual named in the Bible. He Raped his own father, Who was Noah. God banished him and her was cursed to roam the earth and have dark skin. I do believe that black is cursed, yet we can renounce any curse and be cleansed. I am no longer cursed because I renounced it all In the name of The HOLY TRINITY!


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philomusic 4 years ago

I don't mean to be condescending, TyeshaMatthews, but it is common knowledge that the Old Testament is figurative language. It has no literal meaning.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

philomusic

thanks for commenting

I will check out your hub.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

TyeshaMatthews

thanks for commenting.

Many times we're taught things that are falsely believed by thoses who were taught to falsely believe what they taught us.

That's the case with the curse on Ham

read my hub "Are blacks the cursed descendants of ham" to get a different view of the so-called curse by clicking this link http://hubpages.com/politics/Are-Blacks-The-Cursed...


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TyeshaMatthews 4 years ago from MOSS POINT, MS

Black is not a curse, people tan to get closer to our complexion!


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alahiker28 4 years ago from the Deep South

This is one of the most interesting Hubs I've read lately. Voted up. My family and I watched "A Time to Kill" this past evening. I wished we had the benefit of this history lesson beforehand.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

alahiker28

Thanks for your comments

I like that movie too


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The Green Lady 4 years ago from Australia

Excellent article. I recently read an idea that 'right' and 'wrong' are constructs that depend on time and place and the definitions are always changing, it's the same with ideas of racial superiority.


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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

The Green Lady

Thanks for your contribution

Good points

I looked at your profile

you're an interesting person


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Ebonny 4 years ago from UK

What a thought provoking hub and the same goes for the many comments. Voted up etc.

PS Regarding the photos - I assume vitiligo


Paninanimate 4 years ago

You pretty much have you facts straight,however originally we were all dark skinned hailing from Mesopotamia Have slightly lighter skin might predispose one to skin cancer but that would not drastically affect breeding rates. The latest research suggests that true white people came about due to sudden mutation in what we now call switzerland. The mutation held and a breeding population of whites emerged. White skin allows for more vitamin D production. Without sufficient vitamin D children will develop Rickets, a debilitating condition that did affect breeding. Thus whites were able to migrate as far north as Sweden, while backs could not do so and survive. Today milk is supplemented with vitamin D so the issu is moot, and the population is slowly remixing. So to summarize we whites are actually mutants. Jesus was not white. Even though he was jewish he likely appeared as an Egyptian might today, if he existed at all. Whites unknowingly used this mutation to settle and control the northern lattitudes.


AllPeople 4 years ago

The racist-'One-Drop Rule' had NOTHING to do with

the chattel-slavery system found in the United States.

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It did not even arrive on the scene until AFTER the

chattel-slavery system in the United States ended

and it ended in 1967 with the 'Loving' case decision.

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Also -- people need to begin to understand that there

is actually no such thing as a so-called "Light-Skinned

Black" person ... but rather ... such individuals and groups

are actually people who are of a 'Multi-Generational

Multiracially-Mixed' (MGM-Mixed) Lineage that some may

have been pressured or encouraged to ignore or downplay.

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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People of Mixed-Race lineage should NOT feel pressured to

'identify' according to any standards other than one's own.

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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The legal -application of the racist-'One-Drop Rule'

(ODR) was banned in the U.S. way back in 1967.

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/253286018082418/per...

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/253286018082418/per...

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Listed below are related Links of 'the facts' of the histories

of various Mixed-Race populations found within the U.S.:

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There is no proof that a 'color-based slave hierarchy'

(or that 'color-based social-networks') ever existed

as common entities -- within the continental U.S.

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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It was the 'Rule of Matriliny (ROM) -- [a.k.a. 'The Rule of Partus'

(ROP)] -- and NOT the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (ODR) -- that was

used to 'create more enslaved people' on the continental U.S.

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This is because the chattel-slavery system that was

once found on the antebellum-era, continental U.S.

was NOT "color-based" (i.e. "racial") -- but rather

-- it was actually "mother-based" (i.e. 'matrilineal').

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http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts/posts/3094...

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There were many ways (and not solely the sexual assault

and sexual exploitation of the women-of-color) in which

'white' lineage entered the familial bloodlines of

enslaved-people found on the continental U.S.

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/mes...

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An 'Ethnic' category is NOT the

same thing as a "Race" category:

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vveasey 4 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

AllPeople

thanks for commenting

I'm not sure what your point is.

You say "An 'Ethnic' category is NOT the same thing as a "Race" category:"

Tell that to white supremacists and their sympathizers and see if they agree with you?

I say in this hub there is only the human "race" and variation of that "race". I don't believe in races.

You say "There is no proof that a 'color-based slave hierarchy'

(or that 'color-based social-networks') ever existed

as common entities -- within the continental U.S."

Depending who's " proof" you're using, that may or may not be true.

But there were skin color preferences because the "lighter skinned Negroes" were seen as more acceptable to the dominant white population, and more like their standards of beauty and attractiveness.

Even when I was growing in the 1950s ,there was a certain degree of friction between darker and Lighter skinned "Negroes" .

This was before "Black" became the socio-political designation that replaced "Negro" as the name for African descendants, whether they were mixed or not.

And of course let's not forget the equally ubiquitous "Nigger" and "Darky" which were probably used to denote African descendants, just as much or more than Negro.

There were many "Negroes" who would tout their "Indian" or some other heritage rather than their African heritage, because the racist propaganda in the white controlled media depicted "Negroes" in such disgusting and despicable ways. That nobody wanted to be a "Negro, Nigger" especially "Negroes"

This was before the "Black Is Beautiful" and the "Black Pride" movements starting changing how "Negroes" saw themselves and changed their image of themselves from despicable "Negroes and Niggers" to beautiful and proud to be Black.

thanks for your comments


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

"....beautiful and proud to be Black." Say this over and over again, folks! You help the World to look beautiful!


Max 4 years ago

White people evolved from different ancestors than black people. Yes I know we can interbreed, but shouldn't.


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

What nonsense, Max. Where on earth did you get that from? If you really believe that, you are living in the dark ages! You really have nothing to fear. A mixing of genes is very good for our species.

We are all fully human. We have the same feelings, the same basic needs, the same anatomy and physiology, and we are brothers and sisters, no less.

Get out of your house, meet people of other cultures and share some loving.


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Keith Sutherland1 4 years ago from Rural Tennessee

I just check other when asked about race. My grandmother is Mohawk. I suppose I could go Native American, (legally I can) but, I'm just me. Don't care much for labels.


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Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

There was a time in world history, The Dark Ages, when written records were not kept. Archaeologists have unearthed many artifacts that may or may not point to true answers. Just because a set of bones was the oldest found does not mean that they were first. Too many puzzle pieces are missing, so we end up with a lot of theories. We cannot negate that much of written history is slanted, and some is downright lies.

Too many scientists, historians, doctors, archaeologists, and a long line of others have been found to be liars, even impersonators. So, what is truth? When I read all of the versions, theories, histories, even the many disagreements or contradictions of our origin(s), what do I come up with? Just what I have listed--versions, theories, contradictions . . . .

We may believe whatever we choose, but no one really knows.

I do not know where any race came from, or who was first, but I do know that I have never heard of a Caucasian giving birth to a black baby without a black being in the lineage; but I have heard of blacks giving birth to white babies without a White being involve. Therefore, logic leads me to believe that blacks were first. Still, I do not know or care who was first.

Some believe that the world has existed for millions of years. How in this world can anyone come up with all of those years of world history, the millions of missing puzzle pieces? Impossible! Everyone wants to be first, superior, the best, reverenced, even God! Humans are mortal beings with limited knowledge, and no matter how they strive to be omniscient, omnipresent, and the rest of the “omnis,” it won’t happen.


maiya 3 years ago

people will believe anything w.o doing there research and its goes further back then this so no I don't believe none of this its so much more and its ashame how there teaching our children all these lies but you need to do more research, but of course your no one is going to want to everyone is going too believe what they want too because of the history but its way more than this sorry too say


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tiffany delite 3 years ago from united states

thank you so much for this hub...very interesting. i will definitely be doing some more research on this subject. i have this birthmark on my knee...and my hair is kinda nappy...i think i might have at least "one drop" in my blood...lol...and i'm cool with that. during the summer when my birthmark shows, i always have fun telling people that that is my real color and the rest of me is just a big birthmark!! lol...thanks again for sharing...blessings!


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

tiffany delite

thanks for commenting

I got a kick out of your story about your birthmark

It was "delite-ful"

You might just have "one " drop Hahahaha


Trex 3 years ago

Dude, you just might be one of the most racist people I have never met. More racist than most blacks I do know. Grow up man. Nobody gives a shit that you get called a nigger, just like I don't give a shit if you call me a peckerwood or cracker or whatever else niggers call whites. This country needs good niggers not crybaby ones. Get your race out of prison off crack and off of welfare before claiming that whites hate you because you're black.


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

Trex, to put your points another way....... I feel we need to get to KNOW each other more, on a social and personal basis. Where ever there is ignorance and fear, disagreement, hatred, ridicule, bullying..... let's get together and find out the things that bind us as brothers and sisters. Sharing honestly is the way to go.

There is no other way to break down the barriers.


Lesleysherwood 3 years ago

The bible says nothing of the descendants of Ham being cursed by God and that curse was for being black.

That idea is based on a misunderstanding of Genesis 9:25, where Noah is quoted as saying: “Cursed be Canaan. Let him become the lowest slave to his brothers.” Read it carefully; it says nothing about skin colour. The curse was because Ham’s son Canaan had evidently performed some shocking act deserving of a curse.

But who were Canaan’s descendants? Not blacks, but lighter-skinned peoples living to the east of the Mediterranean Sea.

The reason for our different colours is because one race has developed on each of the five major continental areas of the earth. . .

Thus, early in human history, when a group of people were isolated from others and married within the group, certain distinctive combinations of genetic traits were emphasized in their offspring.)


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

An interesting article. I shall do some more research into the ham illusion.


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Emmanuel Kariuki 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I couldn't have explained the concepts of "white" and "black" better than this. Great hub, coming soon after I have finished reading "the Covenant" by James Michener. The Ham story was used to justify apatheid in South Africa by the Boers who deemed themselves the true Africans (Afrikanners) , and Michiner goes on to show that active practice of racism is detrimental to both the perpetrator and victim - both end up doing things that are really sick. Now I know the origin of the word "Slave" - shared!


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Lesleysherwood

I know the bible didn't say they were cursed by God or with blackness.

Canaan was actually cursed by his grandfather, Noah

To understand where I'm coming from on that subject you may want to peruse my hub "Are Blacks The Cursed Descendants of Ham?" at this link http://vveasey.hubpages.com/hub/Are-Blacks-The-Cur


Lesleysherwood 3 years ago

Thanks Vveasey, I will take a read :)


Lesleysherwood 3 years ago

Actually that link is showing 404. I will tiptoe on to your page. Thanks again.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Sorry about that Lesley

here's the link

http://hubpages.com/politics/Are-Blacks-The-Cursed...


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thank for commenting Emmanuel. Didn't know the Boers used the "Curse" to justify apatheid but it doesn't surprise me


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thank for commenting rasta1

Sparking interest and getting readers of my hubs

to "see" things from a different angle and do

their own research is one of the purposes of this hub


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

This hub is very interesting and most informative. I am awed by the research that you, the author, and your commenters have done and shared. I am sick of racism in America. It pains me deeply that there is so much misinformation and hatred that blinds individuals to the truth. Though I enjoy and appreciate all of the antropological and scientific studies and evidence, my message is a simple one.

We all are sprung from the same source. That source, God, the Universe, the Higher Power, et al, is in all human beings, animals, plants, as well as in non-living things. As ONE, what we think of or do to our neighbors, we do to our selves and vice versa. What affects our neighbors affects us. This concept is difficult for many individuals because they would rather believe that they are somehow superior to or better than others. I learned eons ago that it is damn near impossible to get an ignorant man to change his learned and deep rooted prejudices because his mind is closed and stilted. These individuals are not happy or free. They spend an inordinate amount of time and energy hating their fellow man and holding on to their inflated and generic sense of themselves.

We can only be happy and free when we let go of our egotistical selves, learn to love ourselves first, and then learn to love our neighbors as ourselves as we truly are they and they are us. John Donne sums it up best.

No man is an island,

Entire of itself.

Each is a piece of the continent,

A part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,

Europe is the less.

As well as if a promontory were.

As well as if a manor of thine own

Or of thine friend's were.

Each man's death diminishes me,

For I am involved in mankind.

Therefore, send not to know

For whom the bell tolls,

It tolls for thee.

John Donne


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

I agree and Beautifully stated ladydeonne

And things probably would have been as beautiful and

simple as you've expressed it

If there hadn't been 400 years of the African slave trade. racist propaganda, Jim Crow etc, etc, stoking the fires of racism against Black Americans for all of those years.


Mungu 3 years ago

The theory that white folks are "cold adapted" humans has been proven wrong. Common sense shows us that the native folk (ie, Eskimo, Nunet, Chutchi, etc...) of the coldest parts of our world are brown. White did indeed come from Black, but it wasn't because Blacks got cold and lost access to sun shine or vitamin D rich foods.


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

We will never know for sure one way or the other. More important is, as I said months ago, that where ever and when ever we can, get to know the person next door, share time with them, ask them about things we don't understand. Just drop the thick brick wall of prejudice and hug like you are brothers and sisters.

Beyond that the colour difference does not matter. What would the world be like if we were all the same? Boring and not worth working for.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Mungu

Thanks for commenting

How did "black" people become "black?"

and how did "black" people become "white?"


KBE 3 years ago

Not to burst a black supremacists bubble, but it was muslims who started, and to this day(albeit form) created the "black slave trade". Also, it was muslims who spread the idea of animal worshiping blacks as being "less than human".

Additionally, Italians, Jew's, Polish and Germans didn't become "white" until after the 1960s and demographers realized all the above grossly outnumbered Anglo Americans. The inclusion of Germanic's, Slav's, Norse and Mediterranean into "white", was a simple matter of political and economic necessity in order for Anglo's to remain in control.

After all, America's first "black" President is half Anglo(Anglo's are a Gaelic ethnicity, similar to Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Bretons and the French to a degree, with a slight mixture of Germanic and Norse).

Make no mistake about it, after the native tribes in the order of who got screwed over by the Anglo's, it isn't blacks but Germans. Germans where among the first to be lynched, the first to be, by law, denied employment because of their race. Ironically, even though Germans are overwhelmingly responsible for ending slavery in America, in the early 1900s blacks didn't do a damn thing as Anglo's lynched Germans for the crime of saying prayers in the German tongue.

Even more ironic is the fact that black nationalists/separatists/supremacists, advocate a course of genocide against "whites" via interbreeding. And the "whites" often used as an example for "whiteness", just so happen to be ethnic German or racially Germanic peoples.

Look at South Africa, the "White", Germanic Boers, for the most part respected black lands and blacks, while the "White" Anglo/English South Africans, codified Apartheid and conquered the black kingdoms and tribes that once existed independently in Southern Africa. Even more ironic is the fact that black South Africans are obsessed over committing genocide against the Boers to the point of rewriting history to justify their bigotry against Germanic's.

You forgot one key fact about slavery in the USA. A black slave owner was the first to bring a black slave to these shores. The colonists where like "wtf", and took the matter to court. The court sided with the slave owner and it opened the flood gates of slavery into the colonies.

P.S

Race and ethnicity does matter, regardless what the genocide advocating black supremacists here would say. Race and ethnicity isn't just your skin pigmentation or eye color, it is your bone structure, brain size and proportions, IQ(for example: Gaelic's tend to have lower IQ's in comparison to Germanic's), immune system, and genetic predispositions to various things(allergies and reactions to medicine).

People have a right to exist and those who often argue "we are all the same", often use that line as pretext for the invasion and mass genocide of Germanic's, as Germanic communities across the planet face near total genocide.


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

That is all very interesting comment, KBE, but I am not well enough educated in that area to know whether all of what you have stated is true or untrue.

I guess when I say, perhaps erroneously, that "we are all the same," I am wishful thinking, hoping that the way ahead will see us join much more together in harmony.


mg 3 years ago

wow kbe,,, sounds scary because it sounds like the ideas of Nazi angel of death Josef Mengele,, german genetic experiments....

try 1love


Jourispouff 3 years ago

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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks Jourispouff

glad u found some value in it

Pass it on to others


Jake 3 years ago

Great article, i enjoy reading about these articles. As a Southerner i have grown up seeing the in's and out's of "race." My family was originally from ireland who where inslaved by the british and sent to America. Including the scientific data that race doesn't exist this part of history is completely missing from any class room in the United States, even at the college level. its estimated over 600,000 irish where inslaved and another 500,000 where killed reducing the isle population to 1/3 its size in the span of one decade. We as American colonists bought these people, yet we fail to recognize them or how we failed them. In the U.S. Slavery is considered a "black" matter and most people will say the same without researching the matter yet the irish slave trade in the americas started before Africa.

Our problem is we identify why the problem was caused..in America its skin color, but not to exclude religion and culture. When the real issue was down grading of man by all of these. I am white and i come from a mixed race family, my mother married a black man before my father and i have siblings of different color skin. They are not "prideful" for being a different color of skin as i am no more prideful for being irish.. I am simply human.

Call me wrong but i believe originations like the naacp and networks such as BET do nothing for helping "racism " they simply show our differences rather than influencing what we have in common.

On my final point i personally believe we should do away with the word "race", not even using it for "human race." I believe a much better term is "human Kind." Just as the nazis used a swastika even though its found it all cultures its still associated with hate and always will be, Just as the term race implies a separation of us, even though the theory of race is disproved. Race.......We must do away with it to move forward, to take a step for "human Kind."


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks Jake!

I enjoyed your great intelligent, sincere comments

I agree that we all should focus on what we have in common. We're all human and in this country we're all Americans.

I agree that some of the "black" organizations may seem a little too focused on "black" issues but unfortunately after 400 hundred years of negative racial propaganda in Europe and America about Africans and those who descend from them . And About 150 yrs of Jim Crow, black codes and propaganda against "blacks" in this country. And some of that still goes on today. Not to that degree of course. But taking all of that into consideration you may be able to see how they might be a little overly focused on what they focus on.

After all, there were still "whites" only drinking fountains and other "whites" only facilities in the U.S. in the 1950s. That hasn't been that long ago.

So things have gotten much better, but the scars and bruises left over that long period of time, while maybe not taking an equal amount of time to heal, may take a little more time then has elapsed in the short time the racial situation in this country has gotten better


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

Jake, vveasey, I can only make one suggestion here (sorry, that has expanded into more than one, lol): Each of us, of whatever cultural background, get to know in a really friendly way, at least one person of another cultural background to our own. Then introduce that friend to our other friends. And hope that the friend will introduce "me" to their other friends.

Get to touch the lives of six other persons. Each one of those six will get into touch with another six persons. Very quickly we will have the whole world of humans covered. Then we can spend more time getting in touch with the non-human world, which is just as, if not more so, important in the whole world order.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Hey there jonnycomelately !

Sounds good...but kind of idealistic, not that it wouldn't work if enough people were willing to work it. But just look at the how the congress and the president can't work together for the good of this country. Not to mention terrorists, increasing incidents of mass shooting etc etc.

but I like the your idea


Sim 3 years ago

Bro, we've been brought up to believe Jesus was a whiteman by the Europeans for centuries.. Often when mentioned white people would ignore the evidence, ignore the scriptures or come out and say it doesn't matter what colour he was.. If it didn't matter why would white Europeans make us buy into a White Jesus for centuries.. It doesn't make sense. Imagine if the whole world knew Jesus was a black man, that would cause a big big big reaction. The other funny thing that keeps on coming up is that white people believe Caucasians were the first Egyptians, they even believe the Sphinx was modelled over a white man looool. Relating to the bible, they say if you want to hide anything from a black man put it in a book. What's the biggest book of all time? The bible.


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

I love your skepticism, Sim. So true and something we all need to think about, in my opinion.


Ed 3 years ago

You say most of the countries participating in African slavery were Christian. That ignores the centuries of Arab slavery in Africa, long before and long after the Europeans. Also, you ignore all the Africans who were active in slavery, selling other Africans to slave owners and doing that for centuries before the Europeans arrived.


Gary 3 years ago

If there were different races/species of humans we wouldn't be able to produce offspring together which as we all know, we can.

As in dachshunds and St. Bernards.? They may not be of different species , but no one can dispute their characteristic differences.


Mariusz 3 years ago

Great article although few clarifications have to be added:

1. Holy Roman Empire was an empire born in middle ages and finished off by Napoleon Bonaparte in XIX century. They couldn't have Slav slaves for obvious reasons.

2. One look at Ancient Rome map of any period shows clearly that the Rome never reached Central Europe and thus ancient Romans couldn't have slaves originating from there.

3. The most funny thing about genetic origins of nations is that western Europeans are closely related to Chadic people in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central European Slavic nations are related to people in Northern India and Southern Asia. So much of racial theory.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Mariusz thanks for your comments

Charlemagne was crowned "Holy Roman Emperor, in 800 AD, this is the middle ages. Slav, slave, was first recorded around 800

Origin Of The Word Slave

Word History: The derivation of the word slave encapsulates a bit of European history and explains why the two words slaves and Slavs are so similar; they are, in fact, historically identical. The word slave first appears in English around 1290, spelled sclave. The spelling is based on Old French esclave from Medieval Latin sclavus, "Slav, slave," first recorded around 800. Sclavus comes from Byzantine Greek sklabos (pronounced sklävs) "Slav," which appears around 580"(The Free Dictionary.com)


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

Slaves have been used for doing the dirtiest, hardest, most unpleasant and dangerous jobs, haven't they? Jobs which the bosses just didn't want to do themselves.

We white people still regard ourselves as superior, yet we continue to make an absolute mess of the world.

We claim to be the more intelligent of the "races." Yes we cannot hold our social lives together.

Seems like a little bit of mirror-gazing might do us all some good.


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vveasey 3 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Amen Brother !mirror-gazing is ultimately is about a individuals!


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jonnycomelately 3 years ago from Tasmania

Someone will come on here and call me a traitor...just watch. My pink skin will not pale. Ready to hug a dark one and share the truth. We are all very closely related.


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

Interesting hub, but I have to disagree with you that "Most of the countries participating in the slave markets were Christian". In actual fact through most of this period, especially in the early days which you were referring to, most of the participants in the slave trade were Arabic and North African Muslims. It wasn't until the founding of large plantations in the Americas and the mass transports over to there that the European run slave trade grew to be larger than the older and already well established Arabic / North African trade - in which many whites were enslaved as well as black Africans.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

electronician

No problem. You're correct, most conquering countries, enslaved those they conquered, but this wasn't "racial" slavery. It was cultural slavery. We're in agreement on that.

But I'm not talking about that form of slavery.

I'm talking about the European slave trade, that lead to the American slave trade, and those countries were mostly Christians, and they did, try to justify, enslaving Black Africans, by "proving" they were subhuman, to help assuage the contradiction, of Christians enslaving their fellow man, instead of loving them, as Jesus whom they claim to be followers of, taught .


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

Yes, the point you make is valid, but I felt the need to comment because often it seems like white Europeans are blamed (and blame themselves) for the whole slave trade when in actual fact they were just joining in an already well established trade. To begin with the reason why the slaves were all black Africans was because that was who the Arabs were mostly selling, but you're right that European Christians, to whom this trade was unnatural and in contradiction with their values, did try to rationalize what was happening by making it racial rather than religious. I thought it was important to make this point because you have written a hub about the origins of the white race which seems to focus largely on the role of white people in slavery, which seems really unfair and unnecessarily derogatory to me and serves to reinforce the common notion of white guilt which is largely unjustified.


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

jonnycomelately - the vast majority of white people do not consider themselves to be racially superior and do not claim to be more intelligent than other races. I find your racist stereotyping and generalized insults deeply offensive.

I also feel the need to say even more strongly what I felt when I was writing my previous comments but was not yet able to put into words. The main thrust of this hub seems to be that what makes white people white is racism, sin and the genocidal acts of Hitler. What have these things got to do with the origins of white people becoming white? This entire hub is disgusting racism.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

electronician

You seem to be angry and defensive.

I don't think, white people, who don't share the racial views or attitudes, of those who were or are racist, should feel guilty, just because they happen to be white. If they don't have racist views they shouldn't feel guilty.

You say "This entire hub is disgusting racism." but you defend those, who were actually racist, and actually enslaved and sold people like cattle or furniture, by pointing out that slavery, existed before they engaged in it, as if that somehow makes it unfair, to see them as racist. How do you reconcile that?


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

Yes vveasey, I do feel rather angry - how would you feel if I wrote a hub about how black people became what they are which set out to list all of the worst things black people have ever done, whilst using historical inaccuracies to exaggerate the point even further?


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

electronicion, black slaves were, as I understand it, used extensively to do the more unpleasant jobs. Like in the sugar and cotton plantations. The white-skinned bosses got rich as a result.

Ok, I concede some of your points, but I don't accept the term racist as applied to myself. I just want to feel us all uniting as humans in order to improve concord and work together in harmony.


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

Yes of course that is true jonnycomelately, everyone knows that and I am certainly not doubting it. But what you said was:

"We white people still regard ourselves as superior, yet we continue to make an absolute mess of the world.

We claim to be the more intelligent of the "races." Yes we cannot hold our social lives together."

Speak for yourself. I'm not like that and I think it is very insulting indeed to suggest that all white people today are like the worst white people in history. I also don't think that you can blame white people specifically for making 'an absolute mess of the world'. Your comment shows a very negative, warped and highly offensive view of what white people are like which is absolutely dripping with some strange form of 'white guilt' which sees white people as being the blame for all the world's ills.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

electronician

I wouldn't be angry. Just as I'm not angry about

the comments you've made, that I find fault with.


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

I think I have every right to be a little bit angry, although I will admit that this is not helpful and I have now put this aside. I am no longer angry, but you and this hub are still racist. I think that you are trying to focus on my emotional state to avoid engaging with the intellectual points which I made. You mention faults in my comments but don't name them.

I'm not going to keep coming back and giving you more traffic and visibility for this hub, but I would like to repeat my point:

Title of hub: How White people became white

Main content of hub: White Europeans trading in African slaves, Hitler's genocide, the origins of the English word for slave (given as if that was the origin of slavery itself), etc.

Inescapable conclusion: You think that being white is all about doing evil things, and this hub has nothing to do with how white people became white and everything to do with you wanting to promote your unpleasant racial prejudices.

Goodbye.


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

Would you like to tell us about YOUR relations with people with less than white skin? Do you have any close friends in that category? Do you have a problem with racial prejudice within yourself? I certainly sounds like it to me ---- but of course I could be mistaken. You be the judge of that.

Your anger comes from something deeper than just reading into my words what I had certainly not intended.

You are a technical man so let's get some accurate communication.


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electronician 2 years ago from Birmingham, England

If you really must know jonny, three of my little brothers are half Jamaican and my girlfriend is Ugandan. But I really don't see why you have to make this about me and my personal life - or rather I do see and suspect its because you can't engage with the points I've made and so want to try to undermine my character instead. Anyway, this really is my last comment this time.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

electronician you're all of the place. I have family who are white. So what you're saying is way off the mark.

Were you a slave owner? are you a racist? If not what are you so angry about?

This hub is not a debate forum. I'm just sharing my views. Not trying to upset anyone. So I agree that you shouldn't keep commenting if this hub upsets you that much.

Nice talking to you


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CR Rookwood 2 years ago from Moonlight Maine

I used to talk about race in a women's studies class I taught in the 90s and most of the the white students took it personally and got angry and defensive. It's hard to get people to look objectively at structural racism when they are benefiting from it in some tangible way. Making it personal deflects attention from the core issues and blocks change. I don't think most people who react this way are consciously trying to change the subject and block change, but that's the effect.

Sometimes it really frustrates me. Its one of two issues in my own life that make me feel like I live on Mars and sporadically gets a roomful of perfectly nice people screaming at me and each other.

All the best to you. This is hard stuff.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

I Agree CR


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

Ok,VVeasey, I will not respond to that comment again, out of respect to your Hub. You know my attitudes and opinions from the past.... no need for argument when it gets us nowhere useful in the discussion.

Thanks again for your Hub, it has opened up some areas of strong opinion obviously.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Yeah jonny some people just want to vent their anger

and that's one of the reasons the discussion become useless


janaslavixc 2 years ago

I know this is a year old but wanted to correct a common misconception about the world origin and meaning of 'Slavs' the word 'slave' is not even near the same, though I can understand why English speakers thing this. The word does not mean what you say it means, but is from the name Sclaveni (Greek: Σκλάβήνοι - Sklábēnoi, Σκλαύηνοι - Sklaúenoi, or Σκλάβίνοι - Sklabinoi, Latin: Sclaueni, Sclavi, Sclauini, or Sthlaueni - Sklaveni) was used to describe all Slavic peoples that the Byzantine Empire came into contact with. The Byzantines broadly grouped the numerous Slav tribes living in proximity with the Eastern Roman Empire into two groups: the Sklavenoi and the Antes. The derived Greek term Sklavinia(i) (Greek: Σκλαβινίαι, Latin: SCLAVINIAE) was used for the Slav settlements (area, territory) which were initially out of Byzantine control and independent.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

janaslavixc

Origin Of The Word Slave

Word History: The derivation of the word slave encapsulates a bit of European history and explains why the two words slaves and Slavs are so similar; they are, in fact, historically identical. The word slave first appears in English around 1290, spelled sclave. The spelling is based on Old French esclave from Medieval Latin sclavus, "Slav, slave," first recorded around 800. Sclavus comes from Byzantine Greek sklabos (pronounced sklävs) "Slav," which appears around 580"(The Free Dictionary.com)


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

jonnycomelately

when I said this is not a debate hub. I really meant that I'm not going to debate certain people. You and others are free to debate as much as you wish. Just wanted to clarify what I meant.


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

Thanks for that, I do enjoy hearing other points of view especially when they enhance my current knowledge.

However, like yourself I suspect, it becomes burdensome when people argue from an ignorant or stubborn standpoint. I am not saying they should keep quiet; just that I will not stick around for a boring waste of time.

Currently I am in the Mediterranian, dealing with family matters, but will travel to UK this week for further attention to my favourite subject: Azolla and Grey Water. Some would find this boring!

Best wishes to all good chums in Hubpages and Management--- may all your decisions find favour with those who argue the toss.

Happy New Year to all.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks Jonny

and Happy New Year To You And All Those

You Hold Dear!


Roland Gordon 2 years ago

Beautiful to see the TRUTH expounded. There is only one race, the human race. We need to learn to honor each other with love and mutual respect.


TRUTH 2 years ago

wrong! Caucasian meant bonestructure and then in the year 1785 Christopher meiner a german philosopher changed the definition to meaning white European and excluded the south Asians as south Asians were the first Caucasians but were not white nor European.the word Caucasian should not mean racial identity .as for the lord which is Christian his name is not jesus Christ his real name is yeshua messiach and Pontius pilates and the roman soldiers killed him.the climate theory got debunked as inuit eskimos have been in cold climate for many many centuries and they still look brown to me.hue means color hu-man means person of color whites are not human.


TRUTH 2 years ago

first off that picture of the black kid turning white is completely fake and I don't understand why whites are trying to be diplomatic after all the global atrocities your people have caused if you really think about it you stole africas gold from their mines you stole from india their Kohinoor diamonds,huma bird artifacts ,crystal throne,golden crown and india kicked whites out in 1947 and gained their independence back when they were invaded in 1849 . nobody likes you whites and I will be honest.you expect forgiveness yet there is a white ruling class in north America? there wont be peace and every race you people pissed off are going to wipe you out. I can name a few korea forgotten war in1960 the qings dynasty in china forcing china to sign a unequal treaty,portuguese and brits invading india and the funny thing is you people had nothing no raw maetrials no natural resources no artifacts and treasury and stole from 90% of the globe and colonized it when these countries you call 3rd or 2nd world sh holes were in fact rich monarchys before whites came and im glad we do have race classifications because we all know it didn't take a few whites to colonize the world it took armies and now the world populous is 2 thirds of non whites and we know you are being depopulated by disasters so keep your fighting thoughts because we don't want to expect nothing less,you start this war WE FINISH IT AND YOU ONCE AND FOR ALL! you have no idea what can of worms and pandoras box your people opened if you were apologetic you would have left.and by the way non whites did notmutate that's all speculation just like the Aryan invasion theopry which max Mueller led in 1899 when Aryan is a hindu culture and the rig veda is the oldest history known in Sanskrit which mentions nothing of Europe and the eurasiaindo European speculation is all bs as there is no proof as well no such thing linguistic wise at all. whites are Eurocentric and ethnocentric liars. why you call yourselves Caucasian and not European yet you call Chinese Asians when asia is a continent which has more different people than Chinese . and Europe only has whites yet before whites there were non whites in Europe but you people fail to mention that.


TRUTH 2 years ago

nevermind the spelling errors because here the words which my fingers accidentally typed were materials,not,mutate,theory,Eurasian,indo typo to be very honest the caucas mountain region had non whites there first if you want to do a thorough research.whites have no place of origin that is officially theirs as there were others who are non white who can claim it.also whites lost in war to Vietnam,atomic bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima leaving japs to near genocide like whites betrayed and left natives to near genocide and raped pillaged the Mexicans when whites came from the mayflower boat.china got their gunpowder stolen and yes I agree muslims had no right to do what they did but not every race is middle eastern .yet other races got invaded by whites ,all I got to say is what goes around comes around and im sure if whites were a bigger global population there wouldn't be any diplomacy in talks such as what I am reading on this forum we all know the truth about it.kkk,ira,jim crows law,segragation apartheid in south Africa,concentration camps,sexism,fascism,colonialism,imperialism,classism was all created by whites as well America was stolen by whites in 1492 and only 200 years in KA-NA-DA we don't want peace we want you out or get a war which is inevitable after all whos freedom would non whites be fighting for certainly not the white invader who is losing power after a short 500 year ruling.


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

All I want to say, in response to your obvious anger, is that indivdual humans have been the perpetrators of every crime you have mentioned. Regardless of skin colour or ethnic background it is the individual who must take any blame and the responsibility for any deed or attitude.

Admittedly an institution or administration can be instrumental in supporting individuals but it does no good shifting the blame onto nebulous groups.

I take responsibility for my own actions, even when I feel part of a bigger group response.

You, Sir, must accept full responsibility for Your actions and attitudes. Open your mind to new things. Become aware of what, in your own life, has shaped your way of seeing things. Then try meeting with someone you deeply disagree with and try to learn where he or she is coming from.

Without you applying your energy in this way there can never be resolution for all the matters which are causing you to hate. No one else can do this for you.

It's resting firmly on your shoulders.


Heavyweight champ 2 years ago

Time to revisit the Annuanuki earlier post. 200,000 year old city found in southern Africa. Sound frequency can be used to levitate objects. Chinese from Fudan university Shanghai china. Proves the first 3 Chinese dynastys were black. Scientific evidence shows the first Europeans were sub Sahara blacks, as someone posted earlier. The sumerians san gig ga the black headed ones. Were black. Black's were prominent in the middle Ages. Moors, napoleon sacked a black french general before his disastrous Russian campaign. Scientific evidence shows whites evolved in the Mediterranean baltic regions, and migrated into europe. Grimaldi the black Europeans who mixed with whites. The berbers were a mixture of blacks and whites, section 4 of the British colony of south Carolina. Clearly describes blacks as berbers, moors, blackamoors and mulattos. African in Africa were exempt. Also asiatic negros, and lascars. Rome and ancient Greece were multi racial. Herodotus and homer, and Diodorus siculus wrote. Eithiopia stretched from Egypt to Mesopotamia far south as south sudan and Somalia, india and China. Confirming books by John G Jackson. 1939 Eithiopia the world's first civilization. The german anthropologist Herbert wendt.

1964. White irish women were breed with blacks male slaves, for the purpose of creating a stronger race for slave labor. British trading company, James town Virginia. Black moors and berbers and north africans considered other blacks as primitive. They were called negro. And yes prior to the transatlantic slave trade. Arabs enslaved White's, turks and blacks. 1000yrs before Europeans who had the help of black moors. No race is without fault. Annuanuki are depicted as brown. I can't find in sumerian text where it described them as blonde hair blue eyes. And I am looking.


Alex 2 years ago

I am from Europe so maybe for that reason i did not understand this article.I thing the autor need to drope his prejudices you are thinking has a "Afro-American" who have grew in a specific environment and culture with certain mentalitys wich have been fueled by ignorance from the established power in diferent periods in American History.

It looks to me you are trying to deny ethnic diversity of the world we live in.Blacks are the people from the Sub-Saharan Africa and withes are the people you can find in some parts of the Middle East,North Africa and of course Europe.The Romans and Greeks where and still are from Europe.Nothing has change in that aspect.

If the Homo Sapiens comes from Africa if and only from Africa is still debated also because DNA studies did not give a answer for that has you claim.But even if true that does not make us all Africans.To say we all Africans because we Humans may come from the continente Europeans have call Africa its the same to say we are all Monkeys since before we being humans we where monkeys.I can go back on my chronological tree and find my Homo Sapiens relatives living in Africa at the beginning of humanity and if i keep goping back to find i Monkey relatives also in Africa eating Bananas and claiming trees.That does not change the fact everysing evolve and today i am a Human and a European totally different ethnically from the Sub-Saharan Africans.You can see the diference between a white European and a black African by their looks and by their culture.Its call evolution and we are all still evolving.


giselhert 2 years ago

Allot of the article is complete bs with some facts and truths throw in.you use imperial national euro works to attack euro imperil powers.like the true crusades compared to the nationalistic racial creations of the 1700s-1900s that are considered factional today but are anything but.good example would be the so called white slave trade of blacks by far more negro slaves where from muslims not Christians even in the Americas most slave traders where setup by moors and jews.You also claim southern euros to be mixed witch in many cases for example italy u find higher percentage of asian slav and negro in central and northern cities then you do most towns of southern italy.white is not a race neither is black.but if u want to make white a race most of the lightest of skinned peoples don't count picts celts eurasian or Huns are not they are the slaves of europe.my family is italian norman and partly Iranian we owned many slaves in america not 1 was a black african.I consider people akin by features not color my people run the world in all colors.many peseant types ask me what I am consider me not white and my family founded america and owned their ancestors.


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S Leretseh 2 years ago

All of this highly specious arguments. The human DNA is about 98.8% indistinguishable. I have never heard of DNA being used exclusively to determine race.

Finally, WHO THE HECK CARES where a racial group came from?! It's totally irrelevant to modern civilization. In human history, all the way up to 1964, where a human “group” was distinct within a human society based on skin color, that group of people became separate from the other human group(s). This is human nature at work. Nothing nefarious. Skin color, for better or worse, has always mattered in human history. Writing words on a piece of paper, calling it a law, and trying to compel race-nullification in the human mind (civil rights laws)…is not only impossible but ridiculous. (Founding Fathers DID NOT create the legislative system for this purpose).

Modern civilization, or industrialization & urbanization, began circa 1900. Modern civilization is based on occupational ranking of a male group (male group = racially, linguistically and religiously similar). A male group that stratifies itself by Occupational ranking ... creates marketable material items, or "wealth", which then spawns businesses and industries, which then creates a tax base suitable for gov't services. This was the process by which white Christians made America into an industrial super power. In this process, white people's standard of living also - and not surprisingly - greatly increased. Left in their wake ws the separate male group in America, the Negro people.

Since the 14th & 15th Amendments were added to the US Constitution (by white males), Negroes in America were supposed to live separately. They were, being a distinct people, suppose to develop their own distinct culture, and provide for their people within the structure and confines of their own male group. The expectation (from white Christians) was that Negroes would become a self-reliant people over time. We know the Negro race failed here - and quite miserably. But WHY? ANSWER:: Black males are non-occupational ranking males ie. they cannot stratify their male group by occupational titles.

Since blacks could not create occupational ranking groups, they could not generate wealth. Therefore, the plea, then the demand, for integration rights into the occupational groups of the white Christian males. (white Christian males granted the black man his integration plea in 1964). It's become crystal clear since 1964, which male groups are and are not occupational ranking. e.g. Detroit - when white people fled (from black racism), so went a sizable chunk of the tax base. No suitable tax base =Bankrupt.

BTW, Occupational ranking is simply a social stratification system -- a basis by which male groups create status environments.


The King 2 years ago

I would like to mention that in every ancient record, it is very well documented that the original color of human and Annuanki skin was a deep blood-brown red, similar to blood almost.


tink 2 years ago

that reverse thing is incorrect.


Dac 2 years ago

If some people evolved light skin pigmenation to help them in cold weather, why are native Alaskans not white?It's the same with the natives of Greenland or northern Canada, they have dark skin color.


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Dac

See the video "Why are Europeans white?" up above this comments section for the answer to your question


TRUTH 2 years ago

personally you whites are full of bs we are not all the same race and there were not whites when colored people roamed the earth.don't even bother with your bs about everyone is responsible for themselves and shouldn't be blamed because the truth is whites came in colonys and that aint 1 or 2 people so that just proves your ignorance and secondly who is governing Canada and America it sure aint the indigenous people INDIANS so YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for your being in north America and also illegally on north American continent as you white Europeans didn't get a citizenship from natives .


TRUTH 2 years ago

we seriously need a decolonization referendum so whites can be deported back to Europe and have their citizenship revoked.


TRUTH 2 years ago

fact whites are not civilized you people are hereditary to cancer and full of abnormalities and that is FACT! autism, muscular sclerosis, cystic fibrosis,turrets syndrome,cervical cancer,breast cancer,ovarian cancer.and you whites need to leave other races alone before they team up and wipe you out of existence . white race are thieves, liars, and bottomfeeding leeches who steal indoctrinate lies and misappropriate other races cultures and have no respect and show sheer mockery towards marketing other races religions such as yoga and avril lavigne doing that stupid hello kitty video mocking japs and Koreans just like white trash culturally misappropriate native Indians in calling the tem redskins and place the oppressor race as the team players how fn sad when you ever going to learn! well it wont be long until RussiA middle east ChinA IndiA North KoreA Iran Afghanistan ,Iraq blow up some white $%#@&! it will happen. just like when whites made a video mocking islam and then the next day islamist killed four white men in the middle east American embassy.non whites make 2 thirds of the worlds population which means whites are only 25% of the global population we want we can end your existence in misery ,we should I seriously would push the button to exterminate you genetic rejects as you are just a fake copy of what a real human being is . why doesn't whites have any history going back further than 500 years in America. whites are illegal since 1492 and should be deported then jailed for life back in Europe for crimes against all humanity governing north American indian land placing the near genocided race of Indians in reserves and have their women killed like over 1200 of them yet harper does nothing we know you Nazi white imperialist don't want to let go of someone elses land and I tell you the worst is yet to come and we will fight and die to take your life!we know Canada and America with illegal constitutions and charter of rights have a system designed to protect whites and preserve their self entitlements and soon it will be time when America economy crumbles and reaches hyperinflation and causes civil unrest to martial law and then a complete takeover by another invader.either way it doesn't matter to me as whites are the target and target to DiE'.Europe is weak and aint going to save you NATO will be destroyed with those 16 weak countries and you have no idea what can of worms you white filthy pigs have opened.


TRUTH 2 years ago

you whites are filthy and carry cancer cells and your dna is polluted as well you get melanoma and hemophilia. whites lack vitamin d and carbon you are melanin deficient and a recessive downgrade race. telling people of color to not be racist F YOU! whites invented racism,colonialism,classism,sexism,fascism, imperialism and also jim crows law and then have the audacity to talk diplomatic when the damagae has been done . mark my words you will all DiE'.whites are the only race which has the highest divorce rates and infidelity as well the least monogamous race of dysfunctional trash who are alimony golddiggers.


TRUTH 2 years ago

whites are known for fabricating theorys of les about race and culture religion etc. whites tainted Christianity with LIES also making the lord look white when lord yeshua messiach is not named jesus Christ nor was he white. whites are not Egyptians whites are not Aryans as that is north hindu peoples culture and has nothing to do with white people in Europe as the rig veda Sanskrit mentions nothing regarding Europe as well max Mueller and Nixon got debunked on their bs Aryan invasion theory Aryan culture flourished in india since ancient times even Hinduism is older than Christianity ,Judaism,and Islamic religion.all whites did was taint Christianity with bits and pices of other cultures and claim i9t like its some official teachings when its far from the truth so anything a white devil states are all lies another word for whiteman's theorys are 'LIES'


TRUTH 2 years ago

Canada is not a melting pot and that is not a logic towards stealing other races cultures as india and their swastika belongs to no white devil the (svastika) origin is found in IndiA older than 12000 years all you pathetic pink alien cave apes came and stole that symbol from us and renamed it hakenkreutz and other irrelevant bs! you all NEED TO DiE' i tell you the Hakenkreutz i9s NOT older than indias swastika because whites weren't even around when east Indians were living with aboriginals in IndiA there were adavasi and dalits and over 500 other tribes.you whites are too stupid to not know that or you are totally ignorant which I know for a fact you are ignorant but dumb as well how come you peasants stole china's gunpowder and like rewriting history with LIES! you have lost credibility and are only furthering condemnation on yourselves.and by the way learn history before you go painting the same brush stating EVERY RACE HAS DONE BAD THINGS because the truth is no! not every race has done bad things I don't recollect india ever pestering or invading anyone from Europe period now shut the f up!


TRUTH 2 years ago

and to this guy by the name johnnycomelately you are kidding yourself and nobody else if you have a problem with any of the stuff I wrote which is false pls enlighten me with your view on what I stated which is incorrect because I have done my research for years. I see the shoe doesn't fit the other foot so you write some sheer utter garbage. all the years and dates are facts of when your race caused atrocities across the globe and it is simply irrefutable for you to argue that.


black human 2 years ago

black to white, did he go grey?


RA 2 years ago

You sit here and tell us that blacks were sub human yet you failed to mention the greatest civilization of those times KMT/Egypt(land of the blacks) . Then you start stating the bible and story of HAM which is all completely false to justify your claim. How deep have you research this stuff? if you started at the bible you didn't go back far enough Adam and Eve where not the first people because a man could never produce a woman from a rib. woman and man come "out a woman's womb" that's where life starts !!!


Common Sense 2 years ago

*Smacks forehead* [sigh]

RA what are you talking about? Yes woman and man come out of a woman's womb, but did you forget who made man? God the almighty! He can do all things. Or did you not know ~_~


that just what jews wrote 2 years ago

wrong, white people and black people were the first slaves were the first slaves, and t

and the jews were the slave owners

then white people left and went up into the mountains


Truth Prevails Ova ALL 2 years ago

Gracious Goodness. I'll just read/inform myself w/o making coments. Pretty much - all has been said!!!


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

Ok...if truth prevails, then you agree we are all equally human, with the same needs and feelings. And we all aught to be able to get along much better ... IF we drop the prejudice?


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Che Rogers 2 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great hub! It sounds like you have done your research. There is so much science to back up what you are saying. I've found there is a large portion of truth being hidden from the average person. It keeps us fighting over religion, race, creed, politics etc. Divide and conquer. When we realize we all come from the same parents and that we are here to work with nature and preserve creation we will step into out true destiny as caretakers of creation. Keep posting truth. I really love your hubs!


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vveasey 2 years ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks Che!

Glad to hear from a fellow traveler on the road of truth!


DaveyBoy 2 years ago

This ideal that the original "swarthy" settlers of Europe TURNED "white" because they became farmers, who ate only farm produce devoid of Vitamin D. And, the lessened solar duration and intensity in the Northern regions required a paling of the skin for faster absorption of UV radiation and production of Vitamin D is outdated and refuted.

1) Most modern "whites" in Europe are Germanics and Slavs. They have nothing to do with ancient anybody in Europe. (illregardless, yes I used that word, of the US census usage of "original whites of Europe") They are migrants from Central Asia in the current era. Any encyclopedia will document their entry into Europe.

2) These "whites" in Central Asia were Nomads - NOT FARMERS! Their diet was rich in Meats and FISH! Plus they had plenty of Sunshine - in Kazakhstan-south, for eight months of the year, the average UV intensity is level 8 out of a maximum 11. Thus there was no reason to turn White there!

3) The whitest of the "whites" in Europe - the Germans, inhabited Costal WESTERN Europe and Scotland - regions rich in fish and game animals - ancient Germany and modern Germany are different areas.

4) Nenet Reindeer herders of north siberia (native brown folk) live almost entirely off of the Reindeer (Note: Reindeer Meat does NOT contain Vitamin "D").

5) This whole "turning white" theory was fully discredited by Ashley H. Robins study of 2009

study can be read here:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajpa.21...

6) In Nov. 2013, Dr. Ravi Thadhani, a professor at Massachusetts General Hospital, et al. did a study "Vitamin D–Binding Protein and Vitamin D Status of Black Americans and White Americans" also disproves the Blacks needing to get Vitamin D turning "white" theory.


Rintin 2 years ago

I disagree with this article. Race is more thank skin deep.


DaveyBoy 2 years ago

Oopps, I forgot to provide link to Dr. Thadhani's work posted in the New England Journal of Medicine.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1306357


John 2 years ago

Most of this info is accurate. Except you left out somethings. But for the most part is accurate


Guest 2 years ago

@DaveyBoy Another Negroid repeating the same old bullshit "albino theory" as if it's fact. That so called "albino theory" has been debunked over a million times. DNA and historical descriptions of the indigenous people's of Europe destroy your little "albino theory". It was nothing but an attempt so you Afrocentrist cunts could steal European history and dehumanize whites just like the majority of the Negroids on here commenting. You just said whites have nothing to do with ancient anybody in Europe yet John F Kennedy's ancestry traces all the way back to ancient Ireland and Scotland to the O' Kennedy's.

My DNA and ancestors trace all the way back to England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, etc. If whites came from Central Asia their DNA would trace back to Central Asia.

Caucasoids and Negroids are not the same people and never have been. Race is real and DNA and skeletons prove this.

Everybody out of Africa has at least 1-4% Neanderthal DNA. Why is that? I thought we were all the same? Why do Africans have no Neanderthal DNA in them yet everybody supposedly came from Africa?

Most whites don't even have African ancestry in them whatsoever.

The "Out of Africa" theory was debunked by a Russian scientist http://atlanteangardens.blogspot.com/2014/05/russi...


DaveyBoy 2 years ago

@Guest

Just let me state a few things for clarity.

When I say "ancient" I'm not referring to so called "classical" Europe.

Yes indeed the Latin and Hellenes were the product of invading "whites" from the north having arrived earlier from the Asian steppes, that mixed with the native Pelasgians and Etruscans (not white).

If you don't take me for being "white", irrelevant. All the researchers I post are white or Asian.

I post links made my white/Asian researchers only. Not trying to be Afrocentric, the facts are just the facts. The following link shows how it is known that the current population of Europe is unrelated to its population 4,500 years ago.

http://www.livescience.com/28954-ancient-europeans...

btw, yes the Kennedys are from Ireland, but I have failed to find any evidence that their family tree was there 4,500 years ago. I really don't get what your "rub" is. Have you not been taught in High School that your Teuton and Slavic ancestors were chased off the steppes by the Huns? That's conventional history.

All Modern Europeans are from Asia, they are not descent from the first European so-called Grimaldi man (who arrived directly from Africa).

Don't take my word for it. Check out the Bradshaw Foundation website:

http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/journey/

these guys work in collaboration with UNESCO, the Royal Geographic Society and the National Geographic Society, it is a privately funded, non-profit organisation based in Geneva.

My original argument was that "whites" are simply not "cold adapted". You have not posted any scientific post to refute the post I made (from "whites" and Asians, I might add)

I read the blog you posted. It admits that its views are not accepted by academia. It also suggest that the "out of Africa" theory is a global conspiracy by the rich and powerful, and the United Nations.

You are a ding bat.


EuropeanAmericans 2 years ago

Race is much more than skin color. Which is why your little "albino theory" doesn't add up.

Skull differences:

Shape of the eye orbits, viewed from the front. Africans tend to have a more rectangular shape, East Asians more circular, Europeans tend to have an ``aviator glasses'' shape.

Nasal sill: Europeans tend to have a pronounced angulation dividing the nasal floor from the anterior surface of the maxilla; Africans tend to lack a sharp angulation, Asians tend to be intermediate.

Nasal bridge: Africans tend to have an arching, ``Quonset hut'' shape, Europeans tend to have high nasal bones with a peaked angle, Asians tend to have low nasal bones with a slight angulation.

Nasal aperture: Africans tend to have wide nasal apertures, Europeans narrow.

Subnasal prognathism: Africans tend to have maxillae that project more anteriorly (prognathic) below the nose, Europeans tend to be less projecting.

Zygomatic form: Asians tend to have anteriorly projecting cheekbones. The border of the frontal process (lateral to the orbit) faces forward. In Europeans and Africans, these face more laterally and the zygomatic recedes more posteriorly.

Differences in racial skulls and craniums:

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TJH70aDctE

Even the bone density of each race is different. Negroids have a higher bone density than both the Caucasoid and Mongoloid races. Caucasians however have a higher bone density than Mongoloids.

Bone density by race:

http://depts.washington.edu/bonebio/bonAbout/race....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC186358...


EuropeanAmericans 2 years ago

@DaveyBoy Yeah you didn't read it whatsoever. Kind of figured you wouldn't. I laughed when you said I was Slavic considering my family isn't Slavic nor does my DNA trace back to Eastern Europe. You're a brain dead moron. Soon you're going to be saying that the modern Chinese were Slavs that mixed in with the black Chinese population and that's how they became pale.

You claimed that the white population mixed in with the Negroid population. So why exactly are these people not dark skinned or at least brown today? Why doesn't it look like India, Turkey, or Brazil? Let me guess! More white people came and mixed in with the mulatto population and annihilated them right? Even if they did this Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland, and Scotland would be much more darker than they are today. Even white Americans today are darker than the Irish, Scots, Swedes, Norwegians, and Finns.

You said:

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"All Modern Europeans are from Asia, they are not descent from the first European so-called Grimaldi man (who arrived directly from Africa)."

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The Grimaldi man doesn't descend from the Neanderthal so I don't see how he's the first European. The Neanderthals were in Europe for over 350,000 years and went extinct 50,000 years ago. Everybody out of Africa has at least 1-4% of Neanderthal DNA in them. So where did these Neanderthals come from? They claim that the Neanderthals came from Africa however nobody in Africa (minus the Turkish invaders) have Neanderthal DNA in them.

So where did these Central Asians come from?


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S Leretseh 2 years ago

How Asians became Asians...How Pygmies became Pygmies ... How Negroid people became black... Geeez, WhO CARES! Time to deal with the here and now.

What needs to be discussed is...

1) Why did ONE distinct people (American Negroes) march down America's streets in the early 60s and demand integration rights into another people's --another male group's- - established society?

2) All of human history tells us Black males, who were claiming they were a brutally oppressed people, were supposed to demand autonomy and self-determination. They did the COMPLETE opposite! That is, they pleaded for, then demanded, integration rights INTO the very male group they were claiming were their brutal oppressor. And that this integration - into their brutal oppressor's political/economic systems -- was the source of their freedom, dignity and manhood. WOW! Naturally, no people in human history EVER did this in human history. In fact, black males never established a social stratification system in their entire history in N. America! WOW indeed.

3) Why would ONE male group (white Christian males) surrender their status environments (political/economic arenas) to another people (black males) ...and with NO QUID PRO QUO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? WOW INDEED!!!!!


Black Man Talking 2 years ago

Leretseh

All white males didn't agree with your assertions. That's why it was mainly white male abolitionists along with black male abolitionists, who fought for the rights of all so called Negroes, which is just Spanish for the word black, to br free and equal citizens under the law.

White women's right were oppressed as well.

The United States is not just a white male group home. It's for all Americans. And let's not forget the so-called Civil war. Which was fought over the issue of, how could "good" white Christians justify enslaving their follow men and women.

The uniformed say the Civil war was fought over states rights and not slavery. But it was the states right to do what? Maintain the very profitable slave trade.

So the United States Of America fought a war against the Confederate States of America, because the United States of America wanted to end the selling and trading of humans, like they were animals or furniture, and the Confederate States wanted to continue, to have the "right" to keep the very profitable slave trade going. After all, the whole economy the Confederates States, was built and maintained on the backs of the slaves and the the slave trade.


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S Leretseh 2 years ago

Women oppressed? Foolish nonsense. Prior to 1964, males and females had different roles to fulfill in the male-created society.

Umm the slave trade in the US was ended - by white Christian males - in 1807 --a mere 17 years after white Christian males created the American gov't.

Between 1807 and 1860, blacks became the slave breeders in America (white people found it way too distasteful). The extraordinarily large number of black slaveholders, the brutality in which blacks treated their salves, the willingness of blacks to breed slaves, the full and gleeful way in which blacks in Africa rounded up fellow blacks for slave-traders, is now all coming to light. I continue to be more educated on these topics almost every day


Black Man Talking 2 years ago

Leretseh

You say " males and females had different roles to fulfill in the male-created society." that's correct! That's my point. And women couldn't step outside the roles, they were assigned to fulfill, in a White Male dominated society, therefore they were socially oppressed.

White people found slavery too distasteful?

I already pointed out to you the "white" people who found slavery distasteful enough to do something about it...white abolitionists and those who supported them.

You seem like a bright person, but you lump all white people together as if they're all the same, and all share the same beliefs as you do, because they're white, when many of them don't.

You do the same thing with your comments about "Negroes".

You're making racial assumptions and prejudgements about all white men and black men of all classes, education, political view, etc, etc based on race.

So your whole viewpoint is racially biased


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S Leretseh 2 years ago

I believe my comments are racially dispassionate --not biased.

I did not claim "white people found slavery too distasteful". I said they found slave-beeding too distasteful.

White Christian males in America prior to 1964 were ONE group. They certainly had many different political views, and different geographic cultures did emerge. Nevertheless, they were part of ONE male group. Societies are created by male groups (racially, linguistically and religiously similar). Females , historically, procreate for the group and raise the children. All this changed in 1964.

All of human history, up until 1964 (the civil rights act)... shows us that societies are created by males ... and the primary purpose is to establish a social hierarchy - a social stratification system -- for the male group.

Just because the US gov't wrote some words on a piece of paper and called it a law - the civil rights act 1964)-- and made white males integrate...doesn't make it right. Written laws should not be used to attempt to defeat, deny and/or defy what is clearly human nature at work - i.e.creating a society.


Black Man Talking 2 years ago

Leretseh

as I said you seem like an intelligent person

But statement lumping all white people together as if they all were in agreement about the slave trade is racially prejudice.

you say

"I did not claim "white people found slavery too distasteful". I said they found slave-beeding too distasteful."

Many, many white people found slavery and slave-breeding, which went hand in hand very distasteful.

Slaves were expensive, especially for the big wealthy plantation owners.

Slave breeding was a very important element of the profitable slave trade. The same way breeding cattle or other animals, is a major part of replenishing one's stock. The black slaves were property just like furniture or stock animals and were breed in a similar fashion. So much so, that many of the white slave owners, gleefully added their "personal" contribution" to the gene pool, to help increase and replenish their stock (slaves). The plantations were the first factories in the United States and the product was cotton.

You say "Just because the US gov't wrote some words on a piece of paper and called it a law - the civil rights act 1964)-- and made white males integrate...doesn't make it right."

See this is what I'm talking about. You're doing it again.

There were many white males fighting for this very thing that you're now complaining about. You can't see that?

Wasn't U.S. government that passed these laws, composed of white males? Doesn't this contradict your statement, that all white males were made to integrate? You didn't specify which white males or how may white males, so your statement means all white males. If you can't see that

Then this confirms for me, that your comments, are uniformed and/or obscured, by your tendency, to see this whole situation, through racially tinted lenses and therefore, there is nothing left for us to talk about, because it's a waste of my time.

I'm not attacking you, but your mind appears to be too obscured by racial bias. You can call it "racially dispassionate" but I think that's just your way, maybe not intentionally, of obscuring your own view of the racial bias present in your viewpoint on this subject


DaveyBoy 2 years ago

@ EuropeanAmericans

1) When did I push this "albino theory"? I only post proof that "whites" are not cold adapted and are not aboriginal of Europe.

I don't know how this happened (whiteness), who really does. But it was not because of lack of sun light or access to fish.

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I'm really a fun loving friendly guy. I have reviewed my post and the statement - "Most modern "whites" in Europe are Germanics and Slavs. They have nothing to do with ancient anybody in Europe."

Was not intended to attack to take away from anyone. I apologize for sounding harsh. It was reactionary because of what I know of shenanigans that go into reporting history. When I say ancient, my reference is to the early cave drawings and everything before 2,500BC.

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2) Of course there are some skeletal differences between regional variants of man, that's how we know for sure that the first Euros looked much like the modern San people of southern Africa. I never claimed there were no "regional variants" of mankind.

Posting those differences don't support or refute any point me and "guest" were making. (oppps, I think you are one and the same, right?)

Then again perhaps it shows how suggestive much of this is. You want to think you are special because of a little Neanderthal ancestry (to think we have come to this in 2014, come on, this is some funny $#@!)

Neanderthals have more bone density than modern man, yet according to your post, Blacks have 0 Neanderthal blood and more bone density than "whites" who just so happen to have some Neanderthal DNA. Soooooooo, what gives?

Yes, it is very amusing that you find being mostly Homo Sapien so distasteful because of ties to Africa you would rather identify with a more primitive species you perhaps have only 1% DNA from. Please make a Youtube video of this showing your Neanderthal pride, please.

3) I'm not calling you Slavic. I'm just saying that if you consider yourself a person who is white of European descent, you are either of Germanic or Slavic descent. We know when these folk arrived in Europe. That's all, not a big deal to make.

So you are Germanic. Well Check out the following quote from the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus (56-118 A.D.)

"For my own part, I agree with those who think that the tribes of Germany are free from all taint of intermarriages with foreign nations, and that they appear as a distinct, unmixed race, like none but themselves. Hence, too, the same physical peculiarities throughout so vast a population. All have fierce blue eyes, red hair, huge frames, ...."

Today red hair is very rare in Germanic settled lands, or anywhere else, why?

Oh yeah, brush up on your DNA migration facts. Higher learning accepts that our Euro ancestors took a route into Europe from Central Asia. Please only look at respected institutes or university sites. Leave that wacko stuff alone. Or you just don't trust "The Man"?

Also please tell me why "The Man" is supporting the "Afrocentrics"?

4) When have I ever used the word "Negroid" in a previous post other than this one. Stop putting words in my mouth. My post are above for all to see.

For the record, if you had looked at the Bradshawfoundation website you would have seen that central Asians like east Asians migrated from Southern Asia. That is what academia teaches. Not your Nearanderthal/CroMagnon centric foolishness. I never suggested "whites" are "Negroid" albinos. "Whites" are indeed from the dark folk of south Asia, Dravidians (still classified as Caucasian). Many of whom can be near black in color. That is what the genetic record shows. These Dravidians once had a much wider domain going west perhaps as far as the Mediterranean. How these folk became "white" and moved into central Asia and why? I don't know. We just know that once our ancestors had arrived in central Asia a point came when they started getting their @$$ kicked by the Huns so they ran west into the Roman Empire. Thereupon being viewed as a nation of all blue eyed red heads. That is what the historical record states. European whites come from South Asians, who come from the San just like African Blacks. The San are the most ancient of Homo Sapien Sapien.

5) In regards to phenotypical change in population in a few generations. Have you ever heard of a place called America?

Folk there don't look like they did just 400 years ago.

Anyway....

A family can change "race" (you made me use this ugly word) in just 3 generations. If a "mulatto" mates "white", and then that child mates "white", for all intents and purposes it will "pass" for white in today's America. The reverse is same for Black. So how is it soooooo amazing to you that there are no hordes of "quadroons" in Sweden?

6) Why didn't nobody "get busy" with the Neanderthals in Africa? $#@! if I know, perhaps it was just to hot for that nastiness. ;o)

7) BTW, you are still a ding bat


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

Personally, I can't see the purpose of arguing White/Black/Brown/Pink ad infinitum. If we all put as much energy into meeting with and communicating with those who look, speak and think from different cultural backgrounds, we would find so much common ground for agreement, there would be no time or energy for feeding nonsensical phobia.


DaveyBoy 2 years ago

@jonnycomelately

This is more than just much ado about nothing. First of all lets not get away from the purpose of this hub page in case some of you forgot.

"How White People Became White!"

Perhaps wanting to ignore it, within the page for the topic itself, is an attempt to censor its discussion? Plenty of people have emotional baggage tied up in such issues as this therefore it warrants getting to the bottom of. I have seen much baloney on here from the Zecharia Sitchin based pseudo Afrocentrics that are waiting for the "mother ship connection" to the Hurray! We got Neanderthal DNA, has been, on last leg white supremacist.

I think you are wasting your time if you think that we should all just sit down and talk together. First of all there just aren't enough Blacks to go around and they live in certain areas. Most of us (whites) don't have a good "white" friend, much less a Black one. Not enough access, besides who has time for friends in our high consumption, disposable, distracted live styles?

Better to attack bigotry with looking at the "real human story" of how we became. It is the story of one large family tree. Addressing misconceptions and outright lies in our culture/religion/folklore etc..., I think is the way to go. Alas, I know this could be folly as well. God speed the day when beings from other worlds openly arrive and are so different we are forced to see all earthlings a family.

Then again, my dad always said, "you should watch what you ask for".


Sharon 2 years ago

Your post was so full of white supremacy racist shit mixes with lies and half truths. The caucauzoid is a mutant and lived in the mountains, a backwoods uncivilized caveman. Everyone knows that the melaninated man and woman the black race from Africa came all the other races. So go back to reading your books that was stolen from Ancient Egypt even the Pope prays to a Black Madonna and child! Go read history and stop desecrating graves digging up tombs cause you won't find any white folks buried there!


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

How will we ever know for certain the origins of darker and lighter skinned peoples around the world? Presumably there will be some science that gives us pretty definite answers. There will always be argument with biased individuals wanting their particular take on it accepted over others.

Lighter skinned peoples are the minority. There are far more darker skinned people in the world.


2_cute 2 years ago

why white people can't stay in the sun to long

do they really belong here ?


truth hurts 2 years ago

Its amazed one question was asked an i was told about slavery etc . it was also wild to learn whites come from the cacus mountains an yet they claim to be superior pure ect. When they kill there childrens mothers they have no compasion an blacks r a curse blacks not the ignorant ones they just not takin no sh** an tired all them lies an it does not say in no bible that adam an eve was white point provin always claimin stuff not theres don't even belong to them they don't no nothin about thereselfes an rhey r jealous of black because they were first and everything proves that that's y they have spent some many years trying to prove otherwise white can not stand the sun they will burn so i don't know how they figure blck can't stand to much of the sun an yet they get tans an to say blck was sub humans was bannas they kill each other as well but they always in the blck people life i wonderin sometime if whites would of stayed in them moyntains who would be tryin to put them on the map once again were the hell they come from read what curses r befoee u say blck tainted LOL because it all will be revealed and they can't stopped that incent blood is upon all yall hands an yet the bible is there for u to red an whites wrote it but didnt understand what they wrote


Sanxuary 2 years ago

Slavery has been around a long time and the term indentured servant was used throughout the middle ages and beyond after the fall of Rome. Race played less of a part in the majority of history. They did not care about race they just wanted slaves. Free labor is slavery and now its cheap labor. Its always the rich and the strong controlling others to maintain their life style. Like then more is never enough.


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jonnycomelately 2 years ago from Tasmania

@truth hurts

You wrote: "....an yet the bible is there for u to red an whites wrote it but didn't understand what they wrote." I'm glad you understand that, because if whites wrote it, god could not have done so.

As we have been saying all along, it's humans that wrote it, so stop believing like it was god who done it!


THE TRUTH 20 months ago

by GARY LEUPP

Last month the Guardian reported that a team of scientists studying early homo sapiens in Europe had extracted DNA from the tooth of a male hunter-gatherer who lived in what is now the Asturias region of northern Spain around 7000 years ago. They drew some surprising conclusions from the analysis. The man was dark-skinned but blue-eyed. His nearest DNA matches with contemporary ethnicities are with Swedes and Finns, among the palest of peoples.

Scholars had earlier argued that blue eyes had appeared as the result of a genetic mutation somewhere between 10,000 and 6000 years ago. (Before that all humans had brown eyes.) But until a few years ago most supposed that the appearance of white skin had occurred much earlier. The European gene pool with its light complexion was supposed to have decisively “split off” from the (also light-skinned) East Asian gene pool by around 50,000 years ago, after which homo sapiens first appeared in Europe, then in China.

But this timeline may need to be adjusted. It now looks like European whiteness may have appeared much more recently. Maybe there were no “white people” in Europe as recently as 7000 years ago, during the lifetime of the blue-eyed hunter-gatherer, whom the Guardian article calls “swarthy.”

The new research supports the theory that the spread of agriculture in Europe beginning (only) around 6,000 years ago favored the survival of people with a genetic mutation producing fair skin. The new grain-based diet lacked Vitamin D, vital to teeth, bone health, and to the immune system. Meanwhile humans inhabiting northern climates received less sun exposure than people in most parts of Africa. Light skin absorbs Vitamin D from the sun much more rapidly than dark skin and so becomes a real advantage from certain latitude, according to the theory.With this being said, I really don't think white people have done anything besides conquer. You should do your research and be honest!!!


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vveasey 20 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

The meaning of swarthy from Merriam-Webster online dictionary

adjective swar·thy \ˈswȯr-thē, -thē\

: having dark skin

swar·thi·erswar·thi·est

Full Definition of SWARTHY

: of a dark color, complexion, or cast

— swar·thi·ness noun

See swarthy defined for English-language learners

See swarthy defined for kids

Examples of SWARTHY

a dark-eyed, swarthy young man with killer looks

Origin of SWARTHY

alteration of obsolete swarty, from swart

First Known Use: 1587

Related to SWARTHY

Synonyms

black, brunet (or brunette), swart, dark

Antonyms

light


Chris 16 months ago

There is a theory that all te continents use to be one super continent so when they divided, we divided. The results, different environments, adaptations, language began to change though some still are similar, ect. So to me we all had a common ancestor by now so race is a dumb excuse for hate.


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jonnycomelately 16 months ago from Tasmania

Just that we were all in-continent.....I suppose....lol


pip31453 15 months ago

Wow. Can't believe all the hate spewed about 'race'. Apparently adults aren't as capable of intellectual disagreement as I'd hoped.

Let me ask all of you this--WHO are YOU personally? And, WHAT have YOU done lately to make things better in this world? Life is too short to hate. I am a Christian and of European descent...whatever that means. I never owned slaves but read where one of my ancestors did. Can't change that, but I can change myself and my attitude toward others. From 1st Samuel 16:7: 'For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.' Skin color, facial features, height, weight, deformities, handicaps, etc. should mean nothing if a person can know or be known for what's in the heart. You may dislike someone, perhaps deeply, but it will be because of that person's actions and attitudes. Slavery, bigotry, judgment, repression need to be things of the past, and then left there. I have struggles with others, but I start each day with prayer and an attitude of anticipation of the day's worth and the folks I'll meet. And what a blessing it has been! My friends and I look like something out of a politically-correct ad. We haven't paid attention to race (so-called) since we met. And yes, it occurred to us that we were different early on because it is ingrained in us to notice. Funny how quickly those differences fade when you know a person.

By the way, my husband and I had genetic DNA done and he has ancestors from Sub-Sahara Africa. He was told that he had Native American about 4 generations back. He has NO native blood according to his results. My husband was surprised, of course, but felt this was a blessing. He is embracing being the child of so many different types of people--a beautiful child of God. I am predominantly European (Irish, Welsh, Norman), but have some Caucasus ancestry. Look that up. It does not equate Caucasian. It is a variety of folks in the area between the Black and Caspian Seas. They were of a mixture of skin colors but known for aquiline features. Describes my dad to a tee. I didn't inherit his nose, but my twin sister and brother did and a nephew has, too.

Truth be known, the majority of us are an incredible mixture of peoples, but each person is just a member of human kind. Yeah, yeah, I'm a dreamer. What can I say?

Thanks, vveasey for your blog. I need to do more research to see how much I agree with it, but for now it has been fascinating to see how many people show their 'true colors' by their comments. Looking forward to reading more of your work!!


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vveasey 15 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

pip31453

You're welcome!

And thanks for your righteous input!

Whether you or others agree with me or not, is not really my concern.

It's about, getting people thinking and discussing, issues, they may have taken for granted, and never really took the time, to take an unbiased "look" at what they believe, or why they believe it!


pip31453 15 months ago

You certainly did that, vveasey! I've been reading your other posts and am enjoying your point of view and learning a lot. Thanks should go to you for stirring folks from their apathy. You are a voice 'crying in the wilderness', but not unheard.


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vveasey 15 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

pip31453

Thanks again!

I kind of like that sentiment " a voice 'crying in the wilderness', but not unheard." I appreciate that you and some others "hear me".


Me 14 months ago

Hi, this stuff I just read is very superficial. And all of it was true. All people originated in the Middle Eastern/ African areas. You can't be Christian if you don't know this. Jesus ancestors all began in Egypt, Cannon and other places.


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MaestroECMcCloud 11 months ago from Lexington, South Carolina

Very interesting hub Veasey. You seem to have initiated here a much needed dialogue about race, a very sensitive topic at this juncture of America's history.

We need more of such instead of pretending that we are living in a "post-racial" America. With recent events like the Tamir Rice case and others, it is clear that whoever coined that phrase is either totally out of touch with reality or just plain ignorant.

Very good hub and excellent responses. Kudos to you my brother.


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vveasey 11 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

MaestroECMcCloud

Thanks Eddie! I appreciate your comments!


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MizBejabbers 9 months ago

You write very good hubs on the subject of race except that you need to delve a little deeper into etymology. You say that Caucasian is a made-up word but if that is so, then African-American is even more made up. I know Caucasian (white) people from Africa who are now American citizens. They probably would bristle at being called “African-American”. Would they be “African-American Caucasians?” Get the picture?

By the way, etymology is the study of words.

Yes, today genealogists have proved that life originated in Africa. If the Leakeys are correct in their theories, we all came from the same tribe of apes anyway, so that could explain why we continue to make simians out of ourselves when it comes to the racial issue.


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vveasey 9 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

MizBejabbers thanks for your comments.

I know what etymology is.

And I know the etymology of the word Caucasian. You may be the one who needs to delve a little deeper into etymology.

So before you try to "school" me on the etymology of Caucasian.

Do your homework. Look up the info I provide for you about the origin of the word Caucasian and who coined it below.

Then tell me who knows what they're talking and writing about concerning, the word, Caucasian.

(Caucasian, was coined by German anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach at the turn of the 19th century, the racial classification Caucasian has sparked plenty of debate in its short time in the English language. First there’s the issue of Blumenbach’s mistaken etymology: he erroneously placed the origins of the “White” race in the Caucasus mountain region. He also, not at all humbly, knocked his predecessor, Carl Linnaeus, for his singular method of studying teeth to determine race, calling it “artificial” and asserting that it “came every day to be encumbered with more troublesome anomalies.” Blumenbach, on the other hand, emphasized the importance of studying the entire skull to understand the quandary that is race.

When anthropologists first started studying race, white supremacy was popularly accepted. Blumenbach was, at least, a bit more progressive than his contemporaries, in that he believed that all men belonged to the same species, even if he considered the Caucasian race—his own race—to be the original type and the “most handsome and becoming” of all five races ( Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, Malayan, and American) in his now outdated classification.

The language of race is undeniably a sensitive issue. Words that were once perfectly acceptable become dated and offensive. In his book The Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race, Bruce David Baum notes: “[T]he notion of a Caucasian race has gone in and out of vogue…in popular usage since it was invented in the late eighteenth century.”

In a 2008 speech Hillary Clinton used the term “Caucasian”; however, the writers of the 2010 U.S. Census form opted to use the term “White” over “Caucasian” in the question about race. For most Americans, the terms are interchangeable.)

Dictionary.com online dictionary


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MizBejabbers 9 months ago

Perhaps you are preaching to the wrong person. It is the black African-Americans who insist on calling us Caucasians out of respect. They do not like to use the terms "black" and "white" here in the South. They say Caucasian and African-American. And I stick to my point about "white" African-Americans.


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vveasey 9 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

MizBejabbers. I'm not preaching at all!

I'm just addressing your insinuation, that I don't know what etymology is, and also showing you, that as I said, "Caucasian", as applied to "white" people, is a made up word, coined by German anthropologist, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, at the turn of the 19th century.


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jonnycomelately 9 months ago from Tasmania

Pardon me for interrupting. It is pretty obvious that differences of culture, upbringing, environment, etc., have a far greater influence upon us human individuals.

In Britain, which has had an enormous influx of people from all across the world since the end of WWII, people with a wide variety of skin tone and colour, who were born there, have the "British" ways of speaking, accents, lifestyle. Listening to them on radio you will not know their skin colour. You will not know their family back ground. You accept them as equal citizens.

Suddenly they are seen on TV and reveal their skin colour and people feel let down because "they are black!"

Pure ignorant prejudice!


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vveasey 9 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

That's right Jonny! You're right on point!


Ninja 6 months ago

Hi there! I know it's a old hub but wanted to say this was a great article and I enjoyed so much including all the comments you received.

I especially loved one of comments from Ron Hawkster too!

I'm not from the US but living in the US now and it really does give me a headache to see so damn many ppl talk about racial problems even when they're not currently experiencing it. And it goes on and on carrying on to next generation to generation.

I'm not a white or black, I'm an Asian with thick accent lol

And like I said I'm not from here so I might have a different perspective and might not be fully understand this whole racial problems in the US but I sometimes feel like when ppl talk about racial problems, they just want to victimize theirselves or want to prove that the other race owe something.

Hopefully someday we all be somewhat colorblind and like Ron Hawkster mentioned about Northern Africa, skin color differences would be as same as eye color differences.

Because at the end of the day, we all have same origin and we are the human race :)


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vveasey 6 months ago from Detroit,MI Author

Thanks For You Input Ninja!

You said: "Because at the end of the day, we all have same origin and we are the human race"

I couldn't agree more!

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