BLACK AFRICANS IN RENAISSANCE EUROPE
Djimoun Hounsou, the rare, ultra black skinned Black.
The Blacks discussed in this book are still around. We can still study them.
In my own research I have found slavery of Blacks just the last 500 years of the Black civilization that already lasts 10.000 years. Blacks should better discuss the pyramids if they want to derive some benefit or inspiration from the toils of their ancestors. Slavery just demoralizes and saddens Blacks, and is used by whites to intimidate Blacks in telling them they are slaves, they were always slaves and will always be slaves. That’s also the intention of this book, like all books by whites about Blacks. Black History Museums, except my own Suriname Blue Blood Is Black Blood Museum at The Hague, are always about the slavery era and about descendents of slaves, the only group that according to whites can legitimately be identified as Blacks. These Museums are funded by the states and by whites who want to keep Blacks indoctrinated that they are slaves. The exploits and accomplishments of these Blacks are always presented in the light of slavery, also their failings and problems. The solution offered is to wait till whites will give them equality, to become like whites. And the Black leaders and scientists, which are acceptable to whites, the black fat cats, always argue from a position of victimhood. And the deliverance of Blacks will only come when they get reparations. But they should not be involved in activism of any sort. Blacks in my view have themselves to thank for any wrong they suffered as all of history is about Blacks. They are sold out, by their so-called leaders and intellectuals who are on the take. Slavery and reparations should be about back pay, like I have worked for you for 350 years and you never paid me, but made millions that your descendants now still enjoy. How much will we agree upon to be a fair back pay to give back to communities? Blacks should not change or accept any condition to get this money back.
This review is from: Black Africans in Renaissance Europe (Hardcover)
´This book might come as a surprise for non-specialists, since black Africans are identified with slave trade to the Americas, while the Renaissance is regarded as a purely European phenomenon, centred on a largely homogeneous ethnicity. Neither of these assertions is true, and this excellent book helps to deconstruct such historical stereotypes. Europe received black Africans regularly and in significant numbers from the mid-fifteenth century onwards. The Mediterranean was a cross-cultural and inter-ethnic space even before Classical Greece. The Renaissance reflected not only the rediscovery of classical culture, but also the influx of techniques and ideas brought by the Arabs. Intercontinental navigation revealed simultaneous processes of cultural renovation, which helped to reshape Europe.
Portrait restoration and revisionism
Identifying historical Blacks
Secondary sources deny Blackness
Scientific misconduct as crime
Personal descriptions and depictions compared
Was Jane Austen Black?
The position of white serfs as shoe leather
Racism against Blacks is a liberation ideology
Iconograpic interventions by over paint of complexions
Jan Mostaerts African man as exhibit A?