“Drop the beat, Skrillex!”
But Skrillex doesn’t drop the beat. Instead, he clutches it in his hands, unable to let it go, dooming the fate of the world in his greed.
“Drop the beat, Skrillex,” repeats a desperate Samwise Gamgee, “please.”
#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.
Cleopatra was black, she was as black as Cicely Tyson. -Paul Mooney
Don’t hate yourself, and don’t be embarrassed. This is one of the biggest things that they have done to try and uphold the myth of Black inferiority/White supremacy. Erasing Blackness is what they’ve been doing since Day 1. They’ve done it then, they do it now, and they’ll keep doing it until the world ends.
Cleopatra was Greek and the Egyptians were Arabic I’m 98% sure neither of those is black and I’m about 100% sure that white people didn’t just knock the nose of the sphinx for fun
Okay so…WE WILL NEVER KNOW THE RACE OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS. Not in any foreseeable future anyway. We can reconstruct facial patterns but we can’t determine a person’s skin color or body chemistry based on their mummified remains. Our best guess is they were mid range, probably resembling what most Middle Easterners look like today. And as typical in MOST societies royalty almost always had lighter skin tones than the common people, because they did not work in the sun and had abundantly shelter so they didn’t develop darker skin from the sun.
And don’t give me this “BUT WHITE PEOPLE PORTRAY EGYPTIANS AS WHITE”. You know what my first portrayal of Egypt was? Prince of Egypt. Wherein NOT A SINGLE GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKER IN THAT MOVIE IS WHITE. Moses comes close but even he is clearly not this classical European white. And none of the Egyptians were white - they were clearly Middle Eastern with some African features. And in school, I never saw a single depiction of an Egyptian person as anything other than Middle Eastern. Because that is our best guess to their race and it is a sensible conclusion to make.
Seriously, stop it. Even if that argument held any merit, you’re not helping matters by spreading MORE misinformation out of some desire to demonize people further AND you’re effectively erasing Middle Eastern people by your claims as if there is only black and white and no in between.
WITHIN THE SAME WEEK.
"I’m not advocating for no guns. I like mine and am not about to give them up. But in this country, my uterus is more regulated than my guns. Birth control and reproductive health services are harder to get than bullets. What is that about ? Guns don’t kill people, vaginas do ?" -(Shannyn Moore)
Honestly, this pisses me the hell off. I was told by my own grandfather once that I was going to get raped because I was “showing too much cleavage”. I’m sorry that I’m a triple d. Thats not my freakong fault. ITS NEVER THE RAPED’S FAULT. If we would teach our sons to respect women and nnot treat them as sexual objects we wouldn’t have such a problem with rape in our society. Same goes with men who are raped. MEN GET RAPED, PEOPLE, ITS NOT NEW!!