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African Renaissance: When Art Meets Power. Starts Monday 9pm BBC4 – just reading this article and 2 things stand out

1. ‘Centuries-old murals depict images of a (black) baby Jesus…ergo centuries old murals and before he became Anglicised and changed colour to white (?)

2. …the author of the programme goes on to say : “I went to a university at which the regis professor of modern history had said “Perhaps in the future there will be some African history to teach. But at present there is none; only the history of Europeans in Africa. The rest is darkness ” – if that is not ignorance personified, I don’t know what is? And how unbelievably racist is that.

Africa has a history that far supersedes, and was superior to European history at the time in ways that whites (on the whole) are still unable to comprehend. Too many Europeans (incl British) are still completely ignorant of African history, make no effort to find out more, and yet the first humans to emerge were from Africa. It always amuses me to wonder what the blatantly racist whites, who are largely ignorant, would feel about that.

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