I knew our talented Dominos pizza crew could choke yoshi.
This will forever be adorable
why the mcflurry spoon look like that
when a mutual unfollows you first
so then you unfollow them right back
he tried to be slick smh.
As I told you already six months ago, go back to your classes if you’re not interested in challenging the ways we teach whiteness-as-default in academia. Stop trying to make your satisfaction with the institutionalized racism in our education MY problem. As if throwing around terms like “hack afrocentrist pseudo-scholars” isn’t biased as hell, and as if everything you have ever had to say isn’t in defense of the idea that everything in the Ancient/Classical world was the product of whiteness. I already know what you learned in your classrooms, and I don’t care.
The documented fact that racial claims for Ancient/Classical cultural achievements have been wrangled about for quite literally centuries doesn’t prove anything about them, but it says a great deal about us. We exist in the context of visible and documented stripping of cultural achievements from Black peoples and cultures. In the words of Immanuel Kant:
The Negroes of Africa have by nature no feeling that rises above the trifling. Mr. [David] Hume challenges anyone to cite a single example in which a Negro has shown talents, and asserts that among the hundreds of thousands of blacks who are transported elsewhere from their countries, although many of them have even been set free, still not a single one was ever found who presented anything great in art or science or any other praiseworthy quality, even though among the whites some continually rise aloft from the lowest rabble and through superior gifts earn respect in the world. So fundamental is the difference between these two races of man.
That ^^ is WHY THIS CONVERSATION IS HAPPENING. Not because “people just want to know”. It’s because this entire supposed “debate” is product of scientific racism from the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe.
^^^That is what you’re defending.
The bottom line is that how WE would categorize Ancient Egyptians today is relevant only to sociocultural conversations; in the words of S.O.Y. Keita:
There is no scientific reason to believe that the primary ancestors of the Egyptian population emerged and evolved outside of northeast Africa.[…]The body proportions of ancient Egyptians generally are similar to those of tropical (more southern) Africans.
The funny thing is? I’m not the one making any racial claims for Cleopatra. What DID I do?
But all that matters to people invested in the whiteness of the past, is that there can be no ambiguity, nothing but easy answers that support centuries of racist thought and influence on every facet of Western academia.
If it isn’t obvious by now, this answer isn’t for eruditefag, who at this point is probably blockworthy. This is for people who want to know how we got to this point, and why people are still arguing about this. Lastly, if it’s such a “non-issue”, I wonder why eruditefag feels the need to make sure everyone knows just how set in stone Cleopatra’s “Greekness” was, and how this is conflated with whiteness in regard to this discussion.
Speaking as an archeologist: shut up @eruditefag and do a better job hiding your racism. Calling afrocentrists hacks and pseudo-scholars arbitrarily is a pretty thin veil, and your lack of interest in discussing how modern views of race and race relations have painted our interpretations of the past makes YOU a bad scholar. If your only interest is in upholding outdated views from the 19th century that still influence academia then there’s really no point in you being an archaeologist or academic, you’re not going to be contributing anything that has any potential to be noteworthy.
Mary Jones aka Peter Sewally of New York City was put on trial June 11th 1836 for pick pocketing a wallet containing 99$ from a white john with whom she had done business with the night before.
During their arrest Mary had attempted to throw out two additional wallets hidden in their bosom and the police upon taking Mary’s key and entering their home found dozens more wallets, watches and trinkets belonging to dozens of the cities male Upperclass whom although knowing Mary had stolen from them had become fearful to report to police least their vices be known to an increasingly moral conservative public.
Upon Mary’s interrogation and strip search it was discovered they were born as a man and had created a leather device in the shape and form of a vagina tied around their waist to keep clients from learning Mary’s T and birth sex (Although there is some dispute that the men were well aware of her male identity that she performed in the daytime)
On trial (in as far as I know) in the earliest known first person account of Queer life in United States Mary Jones went on record stating :"I have been in the practice of waiting upon Girls of ill fame and made up their Beds and received the Company at the door and received the money for Rooms &c and they induced me to dress in Women’s Clothes, saying I looked so much better in them and I have always attended parties among the people of my own Colour dressed in this way — and in New Orleans I always dressed in this way"
In so doing Mary Jones explained that there existed an active and known community of what would now be called gays, transsexuals, and drag queens in both the most populated city in United States and the blackest city in the United States during the pre-Emancipation era populated solely by black and mixed race people.
Of course Mary was convicted of Grand Larceny imprisoned for five years but not before being humiliated during trial and her image sensationalized by the press. Additionally days after their initial release Mary was sentenced a second time to Sing-Sing for a five month period for daring to walk about in female attire again before finally disappearing from the records.
It can be argued that this community of which Mary belonged to was the foundation of the later Black Drag Cakewalk balls known in late 19th century New York City, the queer rent parties and gay social life of 1920’s Harlem and eventually the Ballroom/Vogue community formed in the 1940’s to Present.
Although their life was marred in controversy caused by the multipronged discrimination so common for black gender and sexually variant people (then and now) for exisiting out, open and matter of factly Mary Jones was able to create a “beginning” for recorded black Queer life and history in this nation.
This is outside the usual purview of Medievalpoc, but a recent influx of questions about people of color, sexuality and gender diversity from history can be answered in this post.