Letters to the Editor

LTE: Afrocentric vs. Eurocentric

Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 06:00:40 -0800
From: “George Winkel” gwinkel@ivic.net
Subject: Letter to the editor Afrocentric vs. Eurocentric

A vigorous debate board is buzzing at the little Eurocentric “Racial Myths” site. The burning issue seems to be the racial makeup of Egyptians (the folks on the Saharan “front line”?)? Were the pyramids built by “one-drop” “blacks” (i.e., “mixed,” Mulatto?); or is an antique “one-drop white” “rule” applicable throughout Blumenbach Near Eastern and Mediterranean civilization, making Mulatto Moors and other North Africans, as well as all “mixed” classical Greeks and Romans into “just check white” Caucasians? Tough questions all, requiring people with way too much time on their hands to burn midnight oil researching “primary sources.” How to prove up the “race” of ancients who had no such paradigm, and only rarely described people by color in their medieval and classical writings?

The debate board’s URL is http://members3.boardhost .com/racial_myths/”.

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