Should I continue to limit my tea/coffee/diet coke/adderall habits because of potential long term health risks, or just say fuck it because when I’m decaffeinated I feel like I have the energy of a slug who uses only 10% of his brain?

johnsaidathing:

iamdino:

fatfeistyandfashionable:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

I think this is silly and inaccurate. I don’t think that Europeans had any discrimination for “black” people in general nor do i think their is any conclusive evidence to say that Europeans chopped off the nose of any Egyptian statues. why would they just chop the nose off instead of destroying the entire thing anyway?African American racism does not even exist in the UK like it does in America. Here is a link on those thoughtshttp://endgaem.tumblr.com/post/97299847442/this-may-sound-like-a-silly-question-but-is-racismAND TO TOP ALL OF THAT OFF PEOPLE OF EGYPT ARE NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA! THEY ARE LITERALLY OF MIXED DECENT BETWEEN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA BECAUSE EGYPT IS THE LAND BRIDGE BETWEEN THOSE COUNTRY!THE AMOUNT OF MISINFORMATION AND IGNORANCE IN THIS POST IS TOO DAMN HIGH. johnsaidathing

Nah, brah. I researched this post before I reblogged it. There’s definitely not much to back up the claim that Europeans went around chopping off noses for the sole purpose of hiding the blackness of ancient Egyptians, although that does appear to be the case with the Sphinx, but it definitely begs the question. There is, however, a large consensus among many archaeologists that ancient Egyptians were predominantly of the race that we now associate with being “black”, though that notion is widely rejected by the mainstream, despite descriptions of people in Egypt having “black limbs”, “wooly hair” and “thick lips” repeating itself throughout ancient European literature. I mean, go look for yourself, man. If you look at ancient depictions of Egyptian kings, such as King Tut, the resemblance to black people as we know them today is pretty hard to ignore.
I don’t think they were as dark as the Nubians of the same era, but I’m inclined to believe they were closer to black-looking than white-looking, as they’re often depicted.Also, your contention about racism in Europe being different than racism in America is completely irrelevant. We’re talking about a time before there was America, and during that time, Europeans definitely saw blacks as subhuman, and the idea of them once being responsible for an empire as great as Egypt’s would have been appalling to them. Who do you think brought slaves to America? That’s right! Europeans! I understand your skepticism, but this hypothesis is not far-fetched by any means.

I agree that there is some misinformation in this post and now seems to be arguing two different points (whether Cleopatra was black, and whether Egyptians were black in general). In regards to Egyptians being black, I think it’s a pretty common belief within scholarship and even taught in early education that Egyptians had dark skin. Examples of hieroglyphics and artwork are good references to this, as well as their location on the Earth. It’s a reach to think that Egypt exists as a predominately white nation, while the other countries surrounding it contain people of color. I don’t think that is really up for debate in this post though.
Cleopatra being black was the first point argued and is a different story altogether. Yes, she was a pharaoh, and yes some pharaohs before her were Egyptian, and therefore probably had a darker skin tone. However, Cleopatra was not Egyptian, she was Greek. I mean her name isn’t even Egyptian, it’s Greek. The Ptolemaic dynasty, which she was a part of, ruled Egypt around the time she came into power. She came from a Ptolemaic bloodline, and not the blood of Egyptian kings. All of this is even documented in Greek seeing as how the Ptolemaic rule refused to speak Egyptian, but retained the Greek language, until Cleopatra came to power. She even named one of her children a variation of the word “Ptolemy.”
Y’all need to do your research. 

johnsaidathing:

iamdino:

fatfeistyandfashionable:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

I think this is silly and inaccurate. I don’t think that Europeans had any discrimination for “black” people in general nor do i think their is any conclusive evidence to say that Europeans chopped off the nose of any Egyptian statues. why would they just chop the nose off instead of destroying the entire thing anyway?

African American racism does not even exist in the UK like it does in America. Here is a link on those thoughts

http://endgaem.tumblr.com/post/97299847442/this-may-sound-like-a-silly-question-but-is-racism

AND TO TOP ALL OF THAT OFF PEOPLE OF EGYPT ARE NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA! THEY ARE LITERALLY OF MIXED DECENT BETWEEN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA BECAUSE EGYPT IS THE LAND BRIDGE BETWEEN THOSE COUNTRY!

THE AMOUNT OF MISINFORMATION AND IGNORANCE IN THIS POST IS TOO DAMN HIGH. johnsaidathing

Nah, brah. I researched this post before I reblogged it. There’s definitely not much to back up the claim that Europeans went around chopping off noses for the sole purpose of hiding the blackness of ancient Egyptians, although that does appear to be the case with the Sphinx, but it definitely begs the question. 

There is, however, a large consensus among many archaeologists that ancient Egyptians were predominantly of the race that we now associate with being “black”, though that notion is widely rejected by the mainstream, despite descriptions of people in Egypt having “black limbs”, “wooly hair” and “thick lips” repeating itself throughout ancient European literature. I mean, go look for yourself, man. If you look at ancient depictions of Egyptian kings, such as King Tut, the resemblance to black people as we know them today is pretty hard to ignore.

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I don’t think they were as dark as the Nubians of the same era, but I’m inclined to believe they were closer to black-looking than white-looking, as they’re often depicted.

Also, your contention about racism in Europe being different than racism in America is completely irrelevant. We’re talking about a time before there was America, and during that time, Europeans definitely saw blacks as subhuman, and the idea of them once being responsible for an empire as great as Egypt’s would have been appalling to them. Who do you think brought slaves to America? That’s right! Europeans! 

I understand your skepticism, but this hypothesis is not far-fetched by any means.

I agree that there is some misinformation in this post and now seems to be arguing two different points (whether Cleopatra was black, and whether Egyptians were black in general). 

In regards to Egyptians being black, I think it’s a pretty common belief within scholarship and even taught in early education that Egyptians had dark skin. Examples of hieroglyphics and artwork are good references to this, as well as their location on the Earth. It’s a reach to think that Egypt exists as a predominately white nation, while the other countries surrounding it contain people of color. I don’t think that is really up for debate in this post though.

Cleopatra being black was the first point argued and is a different story altogether. Yes, she was a pharaoh, and yes some pharaohs before her were Egyptian, and therefore probably had a darker skin tone. However, Cleopatra was not Egyptian, she was Greek. I mean her name isn’t even Egyptian, it’s Greek. The Ptolemaic dynasty, which she was a part of, ruled Egypt around the time she came into power. She came from a Ptolemaic bloodline, and not the blood of Egyptian kings. All of this is even documented in Greek seeing as how the Ptolemaic rule refused to speak Egyptian, but retained the Greek language, until Cleopatra came to power. She even named one of her children a variation of the word “Ptolemy.”

Y’all need to do your research. 

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