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King Tut exhibition 'racist' [no mention of Africa & suggests ancient Egyptian king was white]
new24 ^ | 5-21-2007 | Staff Writer

Posted on 05/21/2007 12:35:05 PM PDT by bedolido

Philadelphia - A travelling exhibition on King Tutankhamun drew about 50 protesters in Philadelphia who denounced the popular display as racist.

Molefi Asante, a professor of African-American studies at Temple University, led the demonstration on Sunday outside the Franklin Institute, claiming the exhibit has no mention of Africa and that it suggests the ancient Egyptian king was white.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: africa; ancientegypt; egyptian; exhibition; godsgravesglyphs; king; molefiasante; museum; racist; tut
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1 posted on 05/21/2007 12:35:07 PM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

According to the drawings they made of themselves, they were White.


2 posted on 05/21/2007 12:36:03 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: bedolido

Good grief.


3 posted on 05/21/2007 12:36:44 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Anti Islam and a Global Warming denier - piss on Islam)
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To: bedolido
claiming the exhibit has no mention of Africa

Why would it mention Africa?

and that it suggests the ancient Egyptian king was white.

How did it suggest that?

4 posted on 05/21/2007 12:36:50 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Why are protectionists (and goldbugs) so bad at math?)
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To: bedolido

They also didn’t mention the Egyptian African-American Egyptians flying around the pyramids......


5 posted on 05/21/2007 12:37:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: bedolido
King Tut was white, and bore a remarkable resemblance to Steve Martin.
6 posted on 05/21/2007 12:37:24 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: bedolido

Hee hee! “Here’s what King Tut may have looked like” and the pic is of a Leave it to Beaver look alike.


7 posted on 05/21/2007 12:37:37 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: bedolido
Well, after all, he was born in Arizona...
8 posted on 05/21/2007 12:37:55 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Tradition is merely a group effort to prevent the unexpected)
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To: bedolido

Author Martin Bernal has written 4 volumes about Black Athena and the “real” culture of classical Greece which, he maintains, had Afro-Asiatic roots. (Much disputed by classicists everywhere.)


9 posted on 05/21/2007 12:38:16 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: bedolido

If a person doesn’t know that Egypt is in Africa, then they need to go back to grade school.
Besides, who really cares what color they were.


10 posted on 05/21/2007 12:38:58 PM PDT by rbosque (L)
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To: domenad
Hee hee! “Here’s what King Tut may have looked like” and the pic is of a Leave it to Beaver look alike.

Larry Haskel?

11 posted on 05/21/2007 12:39:01 PM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido

12 posted on 05/21/2007 12:39:01 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: bedolido
I have proof!


13 posted on 05/21/2007 12:39:14 PM PDT by GOPyouth (De Oppresso Liber! The Tyrant is captured!)
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To: bedolido
it suggests the ancient Egyptian king was white

I’ve seen pictures.

He’s gold, with blue highlights.

14 posted on 05/21/2007 12:39:18 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: bedolido

That was before Section 8 hit Egypt.


15 posted on 05/21/2007 12:39:52 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Disambiguator

He’s my favorite honky.


16 posted on 05/21/2007 12:40:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: bedolido

LOL!

Who are these fifty people, and don’t they have jobs?


17 posted on 05/21/2007 12:40:33 PM PDT by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C. S. Lewis)
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To: massgopguy

Do not confuse them with facts


18 posted on 05/21/2007 12:40:45 PM PDT by ears_to_hear
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19 posted on 05/21/2007 12:40:50 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: bedolido

This guy and everyone who believes this BS are pathetic. They have to look back several thousand years to find something to be proud of?


20 posted on 05/21/2007 12:41:55 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: massgopguy

I had a high school history teacher spend an entire class getting the kids to question whether Egypt is really part of the Middle East.

She had no regard for the geopolitics that make it unquestionably part of the region (in terms of race, religion, economics) - she just wanted people to feel racist for not viewing Egypt as exclusively “African”.

Believe me - there is nothing on earth like a fat white Italian communist telling you what it truly means to be black. Nothing.


21 posted on 05/21/2007 12:42:00 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: bedolido

Yup. That’s worth protesting. Hope it rains on them, and the wind blows.


22 posted on 05/21/2007 12:42:09 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: sarasota

I suppose Cleopatra was black as were all her Greek ancestors?.......


23 posted on 05/21/2007 12:42:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: sarasota
Author Martin Bernal has written 4 volumes about Black Athena and the “real” culture of classical Greece which, he maintains, had Afro-Asiatic roots. (Much disputed by classicists everywhere.)

Sounds like this Martin Bernal has an "aks" to grind.

:^D

24 posted on 05/21/2007 12:43:10 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: bedolido

Did the Egyptians know they were Africans?


25 posted on 05/21/2007 12:46:02 PM PDT by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: pabianice

I guess they’d be really mad if you told them the pyramids were built by Jews............


26 posted on 05/21/2007 12:47:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: Disambiguator

A true classic!


27 posted on 05/21/2007 12:47:44 PM PDT by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: 3AngelaD

Asante is a Marxist. Has been one for decades and he is one of the group of hardcore Leftists Temple, my school, has kept around to pollute the minds of the students.

Boy does this piss me off. No money to TU until they clean up their act.

They did one thing right, hired former Asst Attorney General John Yoo for their leftist law school. He helped write the Patriot Act and has led the fight against terrorism. Now DOJ is terrorism-lite, poor leadership and unsure of its goals.


28 posted on 05/21/2007 12:49:05 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Madmax, the Grinning Reaper)
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To: bedolido
Check out the prof's bio:

Dr. Asante is the founding editor of the Journal of Black Studies (1969) and was the President of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee chapter at UCLA in the 1960’s. In 1995 he was made a traditional king, Nana Okru Asante Peasah, Kyldomhene of Tafo, Akyem, Ghana. Dr. Asante has been or is presently a consultant for a dozen school districts.

http://www.asante.net/biography.html

29 posted on 05/21/2007 12:49:35 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: sarasota

Disputed because it’s garbage. It’s not a matter of who did what first but of what’s accurate.

The Greeks invented what we know of as Western civilization, the Egyptians contributed some math and geometry and religious development (the Mysteries) but I’d also point out that the Egyptians are still in Egypt. They’ve done genetic tests and have concluded that there are plenty of real Egyptians left and they always distinguished themselves from the Nubians. Egyptians were a mixed group, frankly but we know one thing—they have no connection to Bantu Black Africans.


30 posted on 05/21/2007 12:49:39 PM PDT by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: bedolido
I suggest he was probably Egyptian which is neither black nor white..

Reminds me of when I was in the seventh grade and our Spanish teacher told us Jesus was black when I asked for some evidence she could only counter 'what you think he was white?' When I answered, 'no he was most likely a semitic Jew' she weakly mentioned that Ethopia dominated the area in previous generations so he could have been black..

31 posted on 05/21/2007 12:49:59 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak....)
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To: bedolido

Tut be a brother?
NO! He was Hispanic.
And ALL of the land of the two crown belong to Azlatan!
Viva LaRaza!!!!

Or some such crap.
I’m bored. Ax’ Swimmer Kennedy.


32 posted on 05/21/2007 12:50:17 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! And the Republicans are bewildered.)
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To: bedolido

Interestingly, there are objects in that exhibition that do represent black Africans, and they are quite clearly black. If King Tut was black, they would have represented him as such. I would wager that the protesters have not bothered to actually see the exhibition (it’s not free, of course). Facts don’t matter to these race hustlers.


33 posted on 05/21/2007 12:50:29 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Vaclav Klaus: "A whip of political correctness strangles their voice")
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To: Red Badger
I suppose Cleopatra was black as were all her Greek ancestors?.......

Elizabeth Taylor was black?


34 posted on 05/21/2007 12:50:42 PM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: massgopguy
According to the drawings they made of themselves, they were White.

??????

If the colors have stayed true over the year, they seem very representative of most North African nations we see now.

35 posted on 05/21/2007 12:53:10 PM PDT by mnehring (Fred Thompson\Zell Miller '08 - Give the Dems and Terrorists Hell !!!!!!!!!!)
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To: GVnana

The sound was off by about 10 seconds, though.


36 posted on 05/21/2007 12:53:53 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: SteveMcKing

She (the teacher)is right. Egypt is part of the MIDDLE WEST.
Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Eastern Idaho. Oh,...and South Beach(Florida)where that outfit little Tutsky is wearing would arouse AB-SOL-YUOOT-LEE no attention whatsoever without a little something to brighten it up.


37 posted on 05/21/2007 12:53:59 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! And the Republicans are bewildered.)
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To: mnehrling

tanned well???


38 posted on 05/21/2007 12:54:11 PM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido

The book, Roman Soldiers Don’t Wear Wrist Watches, features a scene from Cleopatra where through the Arch of Hadrian, the USN 7th Fleet can be seen laying at anchor.


39 posted on 05/21/2007 12:55:19 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Red Badger

“So it is written. So shall it be.”
I would place my hand on my hips at this point, but,....it looks kind of fruity.


40 posted on 05/21/2007 12:55:38 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! And the Republicans are bewildered.)
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To: bedolido

Was?..........She ain’t dead yet!...........


41 posted on 05/21/2007 12:56:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: SteveMcKing

“there is nothing on earth like a fat white Italian communist telling you what it truly means to be black. Nothing”

Perhaps the best line ever put onto free republic..


42 posted on 05/21/2007 12:56:45 PM PDT by N3WBI3 (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak....)
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To: bedolido

NO> Jewish, At least by injection.


43 posted on 05/21/2007 12:56:58 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! And the Republicans are bewildered.)
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To: bedolido
claiming the exhibit has no mention of Africa

Actually, it does - to those people who know Egypt is in Africa.

44 posted on 05/21/2007 12:57:14 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: mnehrling

Egyptian art typically portrays Nubians are black-skinned and Egyptians are effectively red-skinned. The Egyptians clearly thought of themselves as “not as dark as those African fellows”. Same is true today. Swarthy? Yes. Black? No.


45 posted on 05/21/2007 12:57:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: SteveMcKing
Believe me - there is nothing on earth like a fat white Italian communist telling you what it truly means to be black. Nothing.

A little shortening up to fit the size restrictions and I think you've got one heck of a tagline there.

46 posted on 05/21/2007 12:57:40 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: bedolido
Asante, who is also president of the Association of Kemetic Nubian Heritage, specifically pointed to a representation of Tut that "looks more like Boy George than the boy king".

Just one question, what's a nubian? /reference :-)

Cheers,

CSG

47 posted on 05/21/2007 12:58:01 PM PDT by CompSciGuy (Duncan Hunter for 2008 - no flip-floppers or RINO's please...)
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To: domenad
From King Tut's tomb:

Another angle of the same image:

All representative of typical North African, not white as some suggest..

48 posted on 05/21/2007 12:58:52 PM PDT by mnehring (Fred Thompson\Zell Miller '08 - Give the Dems and Terrorists Hell !!!!!!!!!!)
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To: bedolido

Considering the concept of “Africa” didn’t exist at that time..


49 posted on 05/21/2007 12:58:53 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: mnehrling

“I suppose Cleopatra was black as were all her Greek ancestors?.......”

Shame on those racists who call Cleopatra Greek!!Cleopatra was MACEDONIAN, and there was a very clear distinction made in Alexandria between those of MACEDONIAN descent—particularly among the rulers—and the GREEK commoners of the populace!

As for Tut, WE HAVE HIS BODY! We don’t have to be in any doubt as to what he was. We can do DNA tests or any other kinds of tests required.


50 posted on 05/21/2007 12:59:31 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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