"Anti-racism media" blaming an entire race for racism. Lol
@CriTiKa1, you have a point.
@CriTiKa1, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THIS COMMENT. I have been trying to have a relatively similar discussion with social justice warriors about cultural appropriation in hip-hop and have been looking for the right way to say this forever. Thank you so much.
Wasn't the Egyptians black and had jews as slaves?
We may have perfected it, but you started it.
@im my own grandpa, the egyptians weren't black
@I want to die, yes they were.
There art work says so.
@im my own grandpa, Egyptian didn't discriminate against Jew's because they had white skin. They discriminated against them based off of religious beliefs which is not racism. Racism now is discrimination based off color but it originated from discrimination based off of looks. I also have to add that when this article says white people it's talking about white anglo-saxon protestant Europeans. If you had Irish blood or Spanish blood or were not protestant than you weren't white.
@im my own grandpa, actually, they're mostly red and yellow in their artwork. No one is 100℅sure what skin color they were.
@Pharaoh, I believe you because your a pharaoh.
@LovelyBoss, there is evidence that when the first European archaeologist started excavating they put something on the walls to dilute the color because they did not believe Africans could built such structures. Plus Egypt is in Africa so it is a good chance that they were African
@Pharaoh, yes, they're African, but also middle Eastern. Not to mention, their skin could've changed since the time that they had a major slave population.
@im my own grandpa, the slave trade started in the colonial times was the first based explicitly on race. There was certainly racism before then but slavery was almost entirely based on cultural differences (the result of war) or on religion
@im my own grandpa, most slaves that went to the colonies, were actually slaves taken prisoner between warring tribes that were then sold to the slave traders so that the tribes wouldn't have to worry about keeping all of their prisoners alive.
@TheWhiteWolf, slavery was already well established in Africa hundreds of years before America was founded. That was black on black slavery. Europeans took advantage of this as America began booming. Slavery in America was based on economics not race. It just so happened that the best and cheapest slaves at the time came from Africa. Unfortunately slavery still exists in parts of Africa today, so I wouldn't necessarily call it explicitly based on race.
@im my own grandpa, weren't*.
You said "was not the Egyptians black" which is just ridiculous
@TheWhiteWolf, slave trade in the colonies was and is miniscule compared to other places in the world like the Middle East, now mind you THEY STILL HAVE IT!
And extensively in Africa
Also the black spaces had it nice compared to the Irish ones, that is all
@John MFing Froosh, Slaves was cheaper than t
@John MFing Froosh, Ugh. Stupid phone. *Slaves were cheaper than indentured servants brought over from England, Scotland, and Ireland, and were also a bit easier to intimidate and control for a long time due to the compete and total displacement. As you said, it was most economics.
@im my own grandpa, and I feel like the us is was the best at abolishing slavery. It's a horrible thing that happened but you can't deny the overwhelming majority of Americans that worked to stop it. That's why the north won.
@I want to die, just about to say, btw hi
@im my own grandpa, yeah but jews in Egypt were also black soo why can white people inslave their own race
@John MFing Froosh, slavery is more common now than when it was legal
@spellcheck, you're right. My bad.
@Pharaoh, Well as a Pharaoh you should know that Jewish culture was a race, as well as a religion.
@im my own grandpa, nah bro, the Egyptians were Mediterranean, so brownish tan. They were the only ones able to travel up and down the Nile because of the Sahara, and they looked down on black people like they were just shaved monkeys. Source:history major
@im my own grandpa, people need to understand that Egypt existed for many centuries. Within that time it had Mediterranean rulers, Nubian(black) rulers, and Arab rulers. The people to were likely a mix. But in no way were Egyptians purely black, or purely Arab
*grabs popcorn* This is gonna be good
@SeussAlmighty, cue classic argument "If race is a just construct, then racism is too"
@SeussAlmighty, I got the nachos
@WhoseLineIsItAnyway, I've never heard that argument however, my counter argument (being a very white man myself) is simply pointing out that that's kind of the point of racism. It doesn't really matter whether race itself is a construct or not. Racism is an individual's belief that one race is inherently superior to the other. This is a social construct on an individual scale which is based on an unnecessary, and also uncontrollable, detail. This would be the same as me (someone with central heterochromia) saying that anybody who only has one color in their eye is vastly inferior simply because of that.
@WhoseLineIsItAnyway, also, yes, I understand this was not you actually saying that line..... I'm just bored and like to argue
@Gay Ninja, yup, and don't worry I'm not arguing that it isn't a real thing. His subject is a can of worms that goes way too deep.
@Gay Ninja, *this
If racism was invented by whites then crime was invented by blacks.
Is it racist to call a whole race racist?
@JAMA, Not if that race is white
@JAMA, only white people are racist. No other race could possibly have those feelings for someone of a different race.
I like turtles
@hasher2288, prove it
To be fair, I'm white, but I'm not about to take credit for Crocs or Dog Snuggies.
Racism was invented? News to me
@Half Black Man, Well you're half black so I guess you probably know better than any of us.
"Racism is the only invention white people don't take credit for"
what is black on white crime rate
Hey just a news flash, race (by skin color) doesn't "exist." There are slight bodily features that differ us from each other, but skin pigmentation shouldn't be one of them. Culture is what defines us, not skin color (or at least thats the way it should be.)
NO! The Egyptians weren't black nor were they white! They were alien hybrids replicating human beings!
@iwantwickedlady, I believe you.
This is a great opportunity for occasional commentators - I'm betting all the well-known people are giving this a wide berth, so now is your chance for top comment! Go, be funny! (Avoid politics!)
People don't even know what racism is anymore lol this is going to be funny *favorites to come back and read comments*
The only people that created racism was the people themselves.
isn't the whole point that white people stole the inventions, but wouldn't admit to stealing rasism
Yeah, us fųcking "white devils" need to learn our place... /s
Yay Im not white I am gingerfied
Ima shake my head and act like i lnow what hes talkimg about
*runs away from possible political debate once again*