NEW FILM-- TRAILER FOR ‘EXODUS: GOD & KINGS’ Dec 21, 2014 2:11:55 GMT -5 anansi and MorolongDithabeng like this
Post by truthteacher2007 on Dec 21, 2014 2:11:55 GMT -5
The best article I have read about the controversy of the film," Exodus: Gods & Kings" by Justin Holmes of The Grio.com
The article brought out many informant facts, but I'd like to caustion that in our effrots to make sure Anceint Egypt is not white washed, we not make the mistake to white wash Modern Egypt. Contrary to what many believe and what was implied in the article, Egypt is NOT a white country by any stretch of the imagination. While it it true that years of mixing and migration due to colonization have altered the phenotypic landscap of Egypt, there was no"replacement", or "migration" of population from Egypt. All that happened is that there was an addition to the native diversity was already there. Therefore, the claim that the ancient physical types are no long visible in Egypt or that they are only found in Southern Egypt is not true. They are alive and well and living all of=ver Egypt, even in the much mixed northern cities and towns of the Delta.
On my very first trip to Egypt in 1988, I was one of 3 people of African descent in the group. My friend and I hung out together a lot, ('cause the other chick was bat shit crazy). this particular day we stopped at Dr Regab's papyrus shop. We had wandered off from the group and were looking around the store when an Egyptian lady quietly approached the two of us. "Did you go to Luxor to see our culture?" She made it quite emphatic that she was including the two of US in here statement "OUR", as she grabbed our arms and pointed to our skin. "It is very important for YOU to see and understand what we, Our people did. They try to ignore us, but we will never forget, we are STILL here, we never left. You must know this and tell our people back in the West when you go home. Do you understand? This is very important. I assumed she was Nubian, so I asked her. Are you Nubian? "No, I'm from here, pointing to the ground. Yes I know, but are you from Luxor? No, I'm from right here, Cairo. I'm not from the south, I'm from right here, this time pinting with both hands. She once again admonished us to never forget that Egypt was a civilization created by people who were dark skinned just like us and how important it was that we never forget that. Over the years I have made the mistake of assuming that people I met were either Nubians or southerners, based on their skin color. Some of the blackest Egyptians I know are from Northern Egypt. Even many of the ones I know who have a sterotypical "Arab" look, often have brothers and sisters, cousins and relatives who look East African. By and large, if you had to compare the average Egyptian, regardless of color to another population, it would be Afro Brazilians or Dominicans. In other words, despite thousands of years of mixing and migration, the African stamp is still visible. Let me put it this way, the overwhelming majority of Egyotians today would have been riding the back of the bus back in the day. So while there has been a degree of change, believe me when I tell you, if you pay attention, it is very common to see the faces of the ancient monuments walking around the streets of Alexandria and Cairo today. Even an aquaintance of mine who is Jordanian Arab coomented to me the last time I was in Egypt in Manshiya Alexandria, how out of place he felt. "They all black. I feel like I stick out. They look more like you than they do me." Theat pretty much sums it up in a nut shell!