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« on: September 25, 2003, 09:20:00 AM »

A very informative and enlightening Article by Ayinde!


Creation Of The Negro

Compiled by Ayinde
Extracts from: The name "negro" its origin and evil use: Richard B. Moore

The name that you respond to determines the amount of your self worth. Similarly, the way a group of people collectively respond to a name can have devastating effects on their lives, particularly if they did not choose the name.
Asians come from Asia and have pride in the Asian race' Europeans come from Europe and have pride in Europe accomplishments. Negroes, I am to assume, come from negroland-a mythical country with an uncertain past and an even more uncertain future. Since negroland is a myth, where did the myth of the negro originate? The key to understanding what a negro is, is to understand the definition of that word and its origin.

The word negro is Spanish for black. The Spanish language comes from Latin, which has its origins in Classical Greek. The word negro, in Greek, is derived from the root word necro, meaning dead. What was once referred to as a physical condition is now regarded as an appropriate state of mind for millions of Africans.

Historically when the Greeks first traveled to Africa 2,500 years ago, the Egyptian civilization was already ancient. The Great Pyramid was over 3,000 years old and the sphinx was even older. Writing, science, medicine and religion were already a part of the civilization and had reached their zenith. The Greeks came to Africa as students to sit at the feet of the masters, and to discover what Africans already knew. In any student / teacher relationship the teacher can only teach as much as the student is capable of understanding.

Egyptians, like other Africans, understood that life existed beyond the grave. Ancestral worship is a way of acknowledging the lives of the people who have come before you, and their ability to offer guidance and direction to the living. Temples were designed as places where the ancestors could be honored and holidays (Holy Days) where the ancestors could be honored, and holidays (Holy Days) were the days designated to do so.

The Egyptians had hundreds of temples and hundreds of Holy Days to worship their ancestors. The Greeks thought the Africans had a preoccupation with death. The act of ancestral worship became known as necromancy or communication with the dead. The root word necro means dead. Another word for necromancy is magic - that Old Black Magic which was practiced in Ancient Africa. When the Greeks returned to Europe, they took their distorted beliefs with them and the word negro evolved out of this great misunderstanding.

Less than 300 years after the first Greeks came to Egypt as students, their descendants returned as conquerors. They destroyed the cities, temples and libraries of the Egyptians and claimed African knowledge as their own.

Not only was the African legacy stolen, but also the wholesale theft of African people soon followed. With the birth of the slave trade, it became necessary to dehumanize Africans and devalue their historical worth as a people in order to ensure their value as slaves.

So there you have it, the negro - a race of dead people with a dead history and no hope for resurrection as long as they remained ignorant of their past. This was a triple death - the death of the mind, body, and spirit of the African people.

It was strictly forbidden for negro slaves to learn to read and write. Such knowledge was the key to liberation and was placed firmly out of reach. As negroes became educated, however, they sought to redefine themselves.

The evolution of the word negro from colored, to black, to African represents a progression of self-awareness. As a free people, we have a responsibility to educate ourselves and rediscover our Identities. Knowledge of self is the key to unlocking the door to the future.


The name "negro" its origin and evil use: Richard B. Moore
African Origins of Civilization: Cheikh Anta Diop
Stolen Legacy: George James G.M.
The Destruction of Black Civilization: Chancelor Williams
From the Browder File: Compiled & written by Anthony T. Browder


We should first show solidarity with each other. We are Africans. We are black. Our first priority is ourselves.
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2003, 03:14:55 PM »

Yes, this post is enlightening, indeed.

Its a privilege to read what rastas write. educated rastas write enlightening posts. sometimes i'm compelled to say something, or add something.

the concept of losing your history and feeling dead is something that I can relate to, maybe just as a human being, even though I wouldn't be able to vocalize it in these enlightening terms without the expression of the African experience.

So often, as a person I feel dead, and like a nobody, with nothing to give, no uniqueness, flavorless. weak. bigtime weak. but what a bunch of bullshit that is. This rasta education has helped me to look back at my own history, back to my youth where I retraced the younger years and rediscovered the vitality that used to be, all the cool things I did, all the cool memories, all the friends, all the good times, all the achievements, all the love.

The memories of my youth havent been the sole contribution to my present progress of rediscovering my sense of self, my sense of manhood, strength, voice, positivity, sense of realness, sense of Jah. But its no doubt a bank of resource that I keep referring back to, and is helping me advance into the future and rediscovery.

So its been my increasing belief that the African experience is also the human experience. The chance for human resdiscovery lies in the African resurrection.

Amen to the people

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2003, 10:25:47 AM »

Today anyone can rightly claim to be an African. Many claim to be Black on the inside and use Black in its metaphysical context.  

The fine points in much reasonings can be blurred if someone is addressing issues like 'colorism' which is the offshoot of racism that is rampant even in Black communities.

Although most Blacks were held under the label 'negro', the label was coined from the flawed physical and cultural observations of Dark-skinned-Kinky-hair-Black-Africans. It is in this context the word 'negro' conjures up the image of this type of person.

One can remember the efforts to claim that mixed Ethiopians and Egyptians were not 'negroes' or Black Africans but instead were Black Caucasians. This is as a result of they not fitting into the phenotype of 'negro' as was fashioned by fraudulent European science/religion.

In my opinion it is in order for someone to use 'negroid' in its oldest anthropological context if their intent is to address issues from the perspective of the Dark-skinned-Black-Africans.

It is because colorism is rampant and is tied to racism, I applaud all efforts to deal with issues with that in mind. Arguments about finding a new word and using other words instead of 'negroid' are fine, but until other words are widely acceptable then 'negroid' is acceptable in its qualified use as it conjures up the image of the Black-skinned-Kinky-Hair-Black-African although the word later included other shaded Africans.

It is understandable that some will feel that the term 'negroid' should never be used, but in the attempt to address colorism and to draw attention to the original people who were the initial target and worst victims of racism it is 'fair' to use 'negroid' in this qualified context.
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