Ethnic Affiliations Of The Ancient Egyptians Essay

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"In practice it is possible to determine directly the skin colour and hence the ethnic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians by microscopic analysis in the laboratory; I doubt if the sagacity of the researchers who have studied the question has overlooked the possibility.”- Cheikh Anta Diop (F., 1997)
“No race is superior to another… they all originate from Africa, and have the same intellectual abilities”(Diop, 1974).
“If the African anthropologist made a point of examining European races “under the magnifying glass,” he would be able to multiply them ad infinitum by grouping physiognomies into races and sub races as artificially as his European counterpart does with regard to Africa. He would, in turn, succeed in dissolving collective European reality into a fog of insignificant facts”(Diop, 1974)
“Africa can and will only advance through African integration, which can be realized through the Federal United States of Africa” (Diop, 1987).
“Yet the documents at our disposal allow us to do that practically without any break in continuity for a period of two thousand years, at least insofar as West Africa is concerned. Therefore, it had become indispensable to unfreeze, in a manner of speaking to defossilize that African history which was there at hand, lifeless, imprisoned in the documents” (Diop, 1987).
"I would like to see above all a greater number of researches — Afro-Americans — young Americans — even whites. Why not? Because it’s the young who are least prejudiced.…

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