By Kwesi Tsri
Africans usually are not actually black, but they're known as black. Why? This e-book explores the genesis and evolution of the outline of Africans as black, the implications of this tradition, and the way it contributes to the denigration (blackening) and dehumanisation of Africans. It makes use of this research to enhance a case for leaving behind using the time period ‘black’ to explain and categorise Africans. Mainstream discussions of the heritage of ecu racism have quite often missed the position of black and white color symbolisms in maintaining the meant superiority of these labelled white over these labelled black. This paintings redresses that overlook, via tracing the genesis of the notion of Africans as black in historical Greece and its persisted employment in early Christian writings, by way of an unique, shut research of ways this use is replicated in 3 key consultant texts: Shakespeare's Othello, the interpretation of the Bible into the African language Ewe, and a e-book through the influential Ghanaian spiritual chief, Mensa Otabil. It concludes through without delay addressing the argument that ‘black’ might be changed into a favorable inspiration, demonstrating the failure of this method of care for the genuine difficulties raised through enforcing the time period ‘black’ on its human referents.
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Africans Are Not Black: The case for conceptual liberation (Interdisciplinary Research Series in Ethnic, Gender and Class Relations) by Kwesi Tsri