If I'm ever quiet, it's not because I'm afraid to share my thoughts, it's because I don't know where to start.
GUEST: Hi, sweetie. I just came from the VIP Lounge with my grandson and we saw that y’all didn’t have any diet cokes up there.
CONCIERGE: No. Just diet pepsi.
GUEST: Oh, well, can’t you go get some diet cokes for him?
CONCIERGE: Unfortunately, we can only offer the diet pepsis.
GUEST: Yeah, but he’s 12 years old. I mean, what are you supposed to tell a 12 year old when he was some diet cokes?
CONCIERGE: (wanted to say) Tell him he’s a fucking 12 year old and he’ll get over it.
I do not believe it. The Egyptians were black. I do not care what the white washed history says. Most of it is lies created by old white men.
People assume Cleopatra was Greek because of her name. If an Asian woman is named Britney does that make her white? My name is Susie… Am I white? Hell Nope.
Many people do not realizing the Greeks and Egyptians were much like middle America and North America. They traded cultures, languages, Etc.
If in 500 years people look back on United States look back on the American English language and see that the Spanish language is being taught in school and quickly dominating English, will they believe the current North American society was in fact of middle American descent and not “culturally diverse”? People seem to find it hard to believe that older societies participated in cultural exchange and that black people did INFACT travel the world eons before the transatlantic slave trade.
With that being said, the Egyptians didn’t even call themselves the Egyptians, it was a name given by the English. The Greeks referred to them as “melampodes” (black footed ones).
Just like how Brazil is actually “Brasil”, but English speakers call it Brazil and the Spain is actually “Espana”, but the English speakers call it Spain. The Egyptians called their country the “Kemet” which directly translates to ‘land of the blacks’ and referred to themselves as the “Kemets” which translates to the ‘the black ones’.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I find it very hard to believe that a land supposedly full of white people would be referred to as black footed and then call themselves the blacks.
- Susie the moderator
Another reason why many like to imagine Cleopatra as white, it because she was said to be incredibly beautiful (black woman supposedly can’t be beautiful). She was given hundreds of proposals, gifts, live stock, diamonds/jewels, etc (black women supposedly are undeserving of praise). Also, she was said to very emotional and sentimental, keep in mind the stereotype that black woman are either bitter, sassy, or strong; none of these stereotypes fitting the image of Cleopatra.
She was seen as graceful and elegant. Many Mediterranean (white) men lusted over her “exotic features”. Keep in mind that a white man wouldn’t say a white woman has “exotic” features. Also, with that being said, exotic isn’t a compliment.
It directly correlates to the hypersexualization and the desexualization of the black body.
The black body is often hyper sexualized, but seen as not worthy of praise or kindness. Which is why when her elegance is shown through media, you get what the western societal bias wants, a white woman. Apparently the only woman who is worthy of such praise