“Even today, a significant number of mainstream Egyptologists, anthropologists, historians and Hollywood moviemakers continue to deny African people’s role in humankind’s first and greatest civilization in ancient Egypt.” –Andre Moore
Click on the evidence that you would like to read about:
See Ramses come face-to-face (literally) with modern northeast African men for a comparison (skip to 4:30):
Egypt (Ta-Merry, Ta-Nehisi, Meroe, Kemet) had Black natives, but it was a crossroads of cultures. So let’s just play devil’s advocate, and argue that Ramses was “white”:
American President Barack Obama is “black” (actually half “white”, so technically grey). If people exhume his remains, and those of his wife and children 2,000 years from now, sequence their genomes and measure their skulls, should they conclude that all Americans throughout its history were “black”?
Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?
Not every ruler, or person living in Egypt, was originally from Egypt (that’s certainly the case today). Some dynasties were west Asian, like the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty. Persians ruled Egypt from time to time, as did Turkic Muslims and Romans. And nobody knows where the Hyksos came from, but they were “white”. The native Egyptians were “black” Africans, but there were “white” people in Egypt (similar to America or Brazil with their natives marginalized to the point of invisibility by a cosmopolitan mix of invaders.)i
Here’s the real, real truth: You know very little about race, and what you (think you) know doesn’t benefit you:
Common Racial Notions
“Black” people have broad noses, woolly hair and full lips.
2. “White” people have long, lank hair blond, and blue, green and hazel eyes.
3. (East) Asians have “slanted”* eyes.
By that “logic”, this is a White Black Man…
…and this is a Black White Man…
And these are… ??
Back to the Original Topic
They were Northeast Africans, meaning they typically exhibited dark skin, gracile musculature, wavy to kinky hair, and often had “negroid” facial features: