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#tbt I miss my Thug Flowers @thecharvelle @ashleypatrice_ #halloween #roomies #thuggardens photo cred to @lifewithraine lol (at Thug Gardens )

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True legends never die. #MJXSCAPE #AvailableNow #MichaelJackson #Love #Music #Legend

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A few days ago, EA posted a survey for certain people to participate in regarding The Sims 4. It has allowed us to discover the possible features that EA are considering adding to The Sims 4.

  1. World Creation Tool – With the world creation tool you can change the terrain, place…

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Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but others clearly depict people born south of the Sahara. I've heard of Prester John but I never imagined that medieval Europeans were aware that Prester John would have had brown skin. Am I missing something?

medievalpoc:

medievalpoc:

Like. There are a lot of things I could say here. But I’m just going to do my best to answer your question, and the answer is either very simple or very complicated, depending on your current point of view.

1. “They” knew what people with brown skin looked like because people with brown skin had been there literally THE ENTIRE TIME. Some (and father back, ALL) of “them” had brown skin themselves.

2. “People with Brown Skin” and “Europeans” are not separate and mutually exclusive groups.

3. No matter how far back you go, the mythical time that you’re looking for, when all-white, racially and culturally isolated Europe was “real”, will continue to recede from your grasp until it winkles out the like imaginary place it is.

We can just keep going back. In every area, from all walks of life, rich and poor, kings and peasants, artists and iconoclasts, before there were countries and continents, before there were white people.

Russia, 1899:

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Switzerland, c. 1800:  [fixed link here]

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Netherlands, 1658:

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Poland, 1539:

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Germany, 1480s:

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Spain, 1420s:

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France, 1332:

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Scotland, England, France, 1280s:

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France, 1220s:

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England, 1178:

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Belgium, 1084:

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Greece, c. 1000:

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Spain, 850s:

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Throughout Europe, 800s-500s:

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England, c. 300 AD:

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Scotland, c. 100 AD:

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Italy, 79 AD:

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Greece, 170 B.C.:

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Greece, 300 B. C.:

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Greece, 400s B.C.

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Greece, 500s B.C.:

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Egypt, 1200s B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), 1600 B.C.:

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Crete (Minoan), early 2000s B.C.:

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Romania, 34,000 B.C.:

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The time when “EVERYONE” in Europe was White does not exist. They knew what people with brown skin looked like because they were there. They knew what “Africans” looked like because they were there, and they weren’t “they”, they were us, or you. I think what you’re missing is something that never existed.

I realize many of my readers have already seen this post, but I’m getting a few asks from some new folks, and I hope this helps to answer their questions.

The source for each image is linked to above, and for those who have objected to the inclusion of an Egyptian image (Egypt is in the continent of Africa, yet this hasn’t stopped historians from claiming Egyptians were “white” people), this is apparently still “shocking news” to some people, including apparently scientists. [links contain images of human remains/deceased persons] The beauty implements the woman in the statue above is holding include hairstyling products. Egyptian people during this time used oil-based conditioners and styling products, as has been confirmed by chemical analysis of preserved bodies of Egyptian people.

iambeyinspired:

Couple who shades together stay together

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validx2:

Chicken noodle soup

A time to be alive lmao

cooolasssluusshhh:

validx2:

Chicken noodle soup

A time to be alive lmao

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