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the first person to die for the united states was a black man. his name was Chrispus Attucks and he was killed in the American Revolution. It was said that the army which enlists black men were bound to win, thus why the US enlisted them.
This changed by the time of the Civil War. The enlistment of black soldiers in the Civil War was controversial because then, the discourse around black men had changed; now they were seen as incompetent in war as they were viewed to be too dumb and inferior. yet, black men were simultaneously seen as violent, especially towards white women. Lincoln neither promoted nor disallowed their enlistment for the Union, he just let it happen as he was just as racist.
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The reason there is controversy around Egypt being white, which is in no way fucking true and I think we all know this, is because Europeans took over their culture to take their credit, and redefined the Egyptian people. The Europeans called the Egyptians "wooly-headed whites" or "black whites". Therefore, they are respected and their knowledge can be assimilated into European lexicon. Aristotle and other Greek philosophers say explicitly they learned from African philosophers.
Well no. Egyptians as described by the greeks themselves don't describe them as black either.This isn't a WE WUZ KANGZ
When DNA testing is done and they recreate the mummies faces, often times they are a light skin tone.
Some Egyptian mummies have blonde hair and Blue eyes.
African scholars also doesn't mean black people. By definition modern day Egyptians are African.
>>77305>Europeans took over their culture
???? are you a daft bitch why tf you in this thread?
the reason there is controversy around it is because african americans want to feel special since people shit on the countries they are actually from.
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Working class women strikers of the early 1900s often dragged up their fashion to show a lady worker who engaged in consumer culture could also be a political component. Their overly feminine identity was written out in labor records by male unionizers so they would appear more serious and rational
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Mayans are probably the American civilization I'm least interested in, but I can still give you some fun facts.
For one, many people believe that Mayan civilization completely collapsed in the 9th century. Actually, the collapse happened on a city by city basis and some Mayan cities lasted up until the Spanish conquest. For example, the Qiche state existed into the 16th century and produced the Popol Vuh, which is one of the only remaining books on mesoamerican religion and culture written before European contact. Actually, there are still a lot of Qiche speakers around today, speaking a language and living a lifestyle directly descended from that of the ancient Mayans. There's also Uxmal, which many people are not familiar with. It's full of really unique architecture, pic related.
Another interesting thing about the Maya is that you can actually learn to write in Mayan script today. I found a book teaching it in my local library and I saw an anon on /his/ sharing some poetry they wrote in Mayan script.>>77305
Are you going to say that the Olmecs were black too next?
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My favorite pic from that period
>A Bomb Disposal Officer approaches a car bomb 
Just some tidbits to add on to this because oddly enough I live in Norn Iron and this is stuff I heard from my folks and experienced.
>Parent's mentioned about Catholics facing discrimination from police (they were usually all protestants) along with the army, they had originally been glad of the army coming thinking it would be a neutral force.>Catholics were treated as 2nd class citizens, usually over looked for jobs/housing>Catholics were also not allowed to own housing so because back then you had to own a house to vote and it was more catholics stuck to a house it still equalled a single vote
I grew up in the 90's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCiDuy4mrWU
so the things I noticed a lot>army and police patrols
I remember playing hide and seek and pom pom, I think it's called that, pom pom was like having a spot , usually a lamppost and if you could run and reach it before the other person noticed you and ran back to touch it you were free, anyways I remember playing this and running down my street and turning a corner coming across 4-5 army guys in black sporting guns with a few parked police vans>they let me look through the guns scope was chill>walking around with large machineguns>if someone was beating their wife/girlfriend/know for doing abuse/date rape and the police did nothing, there was usually guys 'he's in the ra' that would give him a talk and to leave town if it was serious enough>police vans and patrols at night>being jumped if you were catholic/protestant or wandered into catholic/protestant areas>some places would be painted in the tri colour or the british flag>my uncle always said it was like dogs pissing on a lamppost for both sides>bomb scares and bombs
It became more like a annoyance like a traffic jam
but yeahs thats all, most of the catholic/protestant division stuff is such bullshit it's tacked on hate trying to infect another generation, no one is any different and most of my generation doesn't give a shit if you're catholic or protestant
'Derry girls' helps show off the vibe a lil
yeah but there's all sorts of issues with those studies, they only look at mitochondrial DNA (i think) and the only people preserved are royalty/elite who may not be representative of general populations.
plus the researchers usually really want to prove their particular beliefs so the evidence can be manipulated.