In the name of Black Excellence. African American Culture is BEAUTIFUL! We were born of Kings and Queens. And The Queen Nefertiti is royalty at it’s finest.
Yes we were stolen, and enslaved. Brutally killed and beaten. Our men, women and children were enslaved and demeaned. We were never given our 40 acres and a mule, but it does not erase OUR history. The events that we have gone through, does not change who we truly are as a race. And the beauty that we come from.
So why in the total hell do the others keep trying to take our history from us, and make it their own? I mean let’s be real here. Are we not entitled to have anything? We have broken our backs for this country, for centuries. And all that we are given are scraps in return.
They look at our culture and trash it. Try to make it less appealing, only to then turn around and claim it to be their own. For years, they have flooded our school systems with “their” history. Their images adoren the pages of text books, and when they make movies? Movies of Pharohs, Queens and Kings, they are played by tanned white actors, and actresses. You can’t stop but to think to yourself, when will it stop? Your guess is as good as mines, no time soon. Hell maybe even never.
Josh Gates stopped by The Today’s Show yesterday morning, to promote his new special on the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. With him, he had a statue that was created from the remains of the Queen Nefertiti DNA. Josh had the nerve to unveil a statue on air of some white lady. Her complexion was so off even Hoda Kotb, who is an Egyptian American was quite surprised.
The sad part about this whole situation is not her facial structure, but it’s that she was made to look European. When we all know for a fact, that Queen Nefertiti was in fact a full black women.
Unfortunately Josh Gates, you have insulted us all with your replica. I would strongly advise you, to go back to the drawing board and try again.
Lastly if or when you decide to take a piece of OUR history. Make sure you represent it, in it’s original glory. The Queen Nefertiti was a beautiful black women, and she should be represented as such!