Modern Egyptian demographics Apr 8, 2014 22:18:05 GMT -5
Post by rivertemz on Apr 8, 2014 22:18:05 GMT -5
Majority of Americans are clueless to the rest of the world and especially Africa that it’s difficult to correct people with so much ignorance.
Egyptians classify themselves by culture and nationality first, which is Arab, since they speak Arabic and in this modern time mostly influenced by arabic culture.
The western racial concept isn’t associated with that part of the world. But if they have to classify themselves by phenotype, then over half the population would consider themselves black.
Those that live outside of Cairo and alot more at southern nile river Look like this;
And the majority that live in the Capital and the upper Nile (Closer to the Mediterranean sea and the middle east) look like this;
They vary from asiatic/european features to predominantly African features. They are as mixed as the Dominican republic, Cuba or Brazil.
Cairo is known for the diversity and it’s arab/islamic influence over many centuries before and after independence from European( Roman, France and England) domination over the capital.
This is what my Egyptian friends tell me and this is the case for most of North Africa; such as Morroco and Libya.
Living in the UK I have come across many friends who are North African, that associate being pro-African and recognising other black cultures like African-Americans (This is the case here in the UK, might be different in the US because immigrant are literally told to not associate with Black-Americans ).
But colorism plays a big part in Egypt, associating lighter(more Asiatic/European) features with hierarchy, whilst Those who live in mostly southern Egypt are darker (and less associated with the middle east) are hindered from the international media on purpose.
It’s Historically known that European Anthropologists have classified North and Horn African people (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea Sudan, Egypt and Djibouti) of being ”Dark-Skinned Caucasians”. -___-
It’s hilarious, but just because they lacked the negroid/African features they’ve exploited in western society for 5 centuries, they could the classify a foreign society the way they are taught to.
(This is why I hate Modern European anthropology, because they believe they have the audacity to label different ethnic groups by their ridiculous standards).
As we should know by now Africa is made up of the most diverse population of people and ethnic groups, it’s hard to recognize the differences when they show you the poverty and chaos on your tv screens. When it’s time for us to do our own research, literally search the people of all 52 African countries when you have the time to.