African American Culture Confusion
I once watched a trailer for the movie The Monuments Men. In the trailer, one of the characters (I think it's George Clooney's character) says, "If you destroy an entire generation of people's culture, it's as if they never existed." The movie was about Hitler, but this line has already been proven in history--with the culture of African Americans. Modern day African-Americans believe that they are descendants of Africa. They believe this so much that when presented with their own truth, they turn away. I was one of those people who never really paid much attention to the history of my people. I just simply accepted it at face value. I love America, I love being an American and I am a scientist, not a religious nut. My husband, however, is a historian (also not a religious nut) and he actually showed me the historical evidence that tells the truth about our ancestors.
The truth is that our people were sent to America from Africa, but our people are not originally from Africa. Our people were brought here on ships and given a religion and culture to follow. If they refused, they paid with their lives. Generations passed and the old culture was lost in an attempt to survive the nightmare that they went through. Now that our people are more or less free, it is time to revive our culture.
So Called African Americans are Not African
If African Americans are Not African, What Are They?
African Americans are descendants of Hebrew Israelites. It is true that African Americans were enslaved in Africa and brought to America on ships, but that group of enslaved people fled their country in Israel and became refugees in Africa. The Hebrew Israelites fought with the Africans and ended up being enslaved.
This is not simple speculation, guess-work, or personal belief. The proof is in history books--not those history books that they use in schools (those are put together to make America's history seem more important than anyone else's), but in history books that you would find in the library, as well as the bible.
People think that just because African Americans have dark skin that they are descendants of Africa--that we are all just the same people from different countries. This is such a rediculous idea--after all, many cultures around the world share the same pale colored skin but they are not from the same background.
What do you believe?
Do you believe African Americans are descendants of Africa?
Before I proceed with this part of the hub, I want to state that I am not religious. I don't affiliate with any type of religion because I believe that religion was created to brainwash people into following power-hungry kings and/or other types of leaders. However, I do believe in the Bible as a historical book where people documented what they described back then as miracles because they had no other way to describe the events (I suppose this belief comes from my scientific background). In the Bible, there are many scriptures that can be used as proof that today's African Americans are descendants of the Hebrew Israelites.
- And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee, and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not; for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, [which] shall burn forever.
- And the Lord shall bring into *Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen and no man shall buy [you].
*This verse doesn't mean that the Hebrews would be taken to the country that we now call Egypt. The name "Egypt" is an English name. In Hebrew, the word "Egypt" means something along the lines of entrenchment, a full explanation can be found here: http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Mizraim.html#.U8F0-LHLPKw
There was only ONE race of people in all of history that was thrown onto ships, sailed away, and sold into slavery. It wasn't your modern day Jews.....it was African Americans.
How Can We Get the Truth Out?
There is much more proof about the history of our ancestors. The information is out there but my people, African Americans, don't want to do the research. No one is going to tell us the truth--it won't be broadcasted on television or taught in schools. The majority of other races hate us, even in this modern day when racism is supposed to be over with. And to make matters worse, due to the fact that our ancestors were enslaved, it puts our people behind as far as education is concerned, so a lot of African Americans simply don't have the skills to understand how to research.
There are many Hebrew Israelite groups that stand on street corners and preach. I DO NOT agree with the way they go about getting the truth out. I believe that sugar works better than lemons. This was part of the reason that I, even as an African American, was not willing to listen to their message. I don't appreciate anyone standing on the corner, yelling and screaming and putting down any race of people. I believe that with modern technology as well as old fashioned techniques such as passing out flyers, the truth can begin to blossom. It is going to take a massive effort because many African Americans are simply not willing to embrace the truth.
Embracing the truth doesn't mean that we have to regress back to living like they did in the Bible days. I am a good example of this--the Hebrew Israelite laws in the Bible say that women should cover their heads. I simply don't see the point of this, again because I believe the Bible is simply a history book and I don't do it. However, it is important that I at least know and accept where my ancestors came from. If African Americans can start small--maybe by introducing the evidence to a neighbor or maybe creating a blog, then the truth can spread and eventually people won't be able to ignore it.
I am starting a website that is dedicated to the education of young black children. This website will have information about the accomplishments of black people throughout history, from doctors to lawyers to writers. It is free information to all and I would like to eventually expand it and turn it into a non profit organization. The name of the site is Boosting Excitement in Lower Level Education and the web address is www.beille.us .The site is still under construction right now, but there will be very good information within the next couple of weeks.