Post by John Wall on Jun 1, 2018 8:51:08 GMT
In an ideal world - yes, I would agree.
May 31, 2018 20:20:56 GMT @thelost106 said:I really think Morgan Freeman was right in his stance regarding Black History Month, and the reasons for his non-support of it.
In this world, as it stands, the history curriculum that is specified for delivery in UK schools doesn't have much to say about pre colonial African civilisations with the exception of Ancient Egypt, and you don't really get much of a mention that Ancient Egypt was an African civilisation and the strong evidence, as presented by prof. Cheikh Anta Diop et al, that this ancient African civilisation was populated by Black Africans.
No mention of the Songhai empire, the Swahili confederation etc. In fact Africa is nearly always painted as a culturally impoverished and generally backwards continent that Europeans somehow brought culture to, which couldn't really be further from the truth as Africa had sciences and arts when the evidence suggests most of Europe was still on stone axes.
It would be lovely if we lived in an era where history was taught in a factual and balanced way, the crimes of the empire included; as it stands though, black history month is usually the only opportunity for other voices to be heard.
On the topic of the stereotypes portrayed in Talons, they are a little uncomfortable to my eyes. It was only a few years after Talons that the series 'The Chinese detective' was made which was comparatively speaking, light years ahead in its attitude and treatment of minority groups.
I still like the giant sewer rat though
It’s a little off topic but it needs to made clear that the ancient Egyptians were little different from the modern Egyptians and pseudo historians like Diop shouldn’t be given any credence.