There is a movement in America that is daily gaining converts among a certain element of society, and that movement is preaching that the theory that ALL of the people of scripture were negroid. The people who are advancing this theory rely on certain passages of scripture that mention skin color and other bodily characteristics as being proof of their belief. I have seen some pretty wild theories and explanations put forth in defense of these theories, but so far I have seen none that had any real credibility to them. They are based on stretched out imaginations, total destruction of context, and in some cases outright and deliberate misconstruing and lying about the meaning of words and phrases.
Some of the statements that are made in support of this racist and bigoted attitude are absolutely ridiculous too.
Below is a small sampling of some I have seen in recent days.
Whites proclaim their origin is Greek.
Whites avoid confronting the true meaning of skin whiteness as a mutation and genetic deficiency state from the black norm - the 'hue-man' norm'.
Deep within the unconscious psyche of the white collective is an awareness of their origin amongst blacks, that blacks were their parents and that they (whites) were the offspring of blacks who suffered from the skin condition of Albinism.
"Jesus" was a Nazarite: a vow of Nazarites was to never cut his hair but "let the locks of the hair of his head grow." (Nm. 6:2,5, Lev. 19:27; 21:5) The word Nazarite is from nazar, meaning unshorn.
Woolly nappy hair, if simply washed & dried but never combed or brushed, will naturally entwine into long locks as it grows. Shimshown (Samson), the most famous example of locked hair, had seven locks. (Jg. 13:5, 16:17,19)
In response to these racist quack ideas, I will enumerate the answers in the same order as the ridiculous racism promoting statements.
I know of ZERO "whites" who make the claim that they originate from the Greeks, unless they are of that particular ethnic origin.
Genetic variations are NOT a deficiency, but the normal state of life on this planet. Black is no more or less "normal" than any other skin color. The invented word hue-man sounds like something out of Star Trek. It has no validity in the English language.
I have no such "awareness deep within my unconscious psyche" and know of no other person who is considered to be "white" having such an awareness. To further elucidate on this particular idiocy, albinism is a LACK of pigmentation and is a genetic disorder. It can pass from generation to generation, but as a recessive gene, it will effect just a small minority of those descendents. Not ALL of the progeny will suffer from this hereditary misfiring of genes. True albinism causes all hair, skin, and even the irises of the eyes to lack pigmentation. So that lets out blue, green, brown, hazel, and other color eyes and brown, black, blonde, and red hair in the so-called "white" race being caused by albinism.
His name is Yahushua, not JESUS. Nazarite (as seen in incorrect translations) is from the word nazar, but it does NOT mean unshorn. In fact it means to dedicate, consecrate, or separate, and that is exactly what they were. People who had consecrated themselves for some reason and for some period of time.
If this is true, why is it not evident in modern blacks of Africa? I don’t believe that I have ever seen any hair that looked like that unless it was deliberately fashioned in that manner.
Categorizing by Skin Color
In general, the term "whites," when applied to all those who by definition are not "black," is another major error of language. There are very few people who are actually "white," and those for the most part ARE albinos from any ethnic background, including the negroid. Most tend to some color from light brown to ruddy.
This entire system of categorizing skin color has a lot of negatives to be said for it too. To be technically correct, black people are NOT people of color. Black is the ABSENCE of color, white is ALL the colors seen at once.
Hijacking the Truth
This attempt to make all original people black is along the lines of many other things that are being said today among certain black idiot bigots. This lack of self-esteem problem has led them to make wild claims about their involvement in many of the things that society has today. Either they claim to have invented it, or they make the claim that they perfected it. This too is a load of hogwash. The "culture" of modern American blacks is a composite of the very "white" society that they seem to detest so much. Ask any black person who has been in this country for several generations about which tribe, or even which country of Africa, that their ancestors came from and see what kind of answer you get. Remember that not all countries of Africa have black majorities too, especially in the north. Many of the North African countries are Semitic in origin and ethnicity.
Here’s something that most people, black or "white," don’t know. How many times have you heard someone talk about "Negro Gospel?" This intimates that most of the songs you will hear coming from "church" buildings on a Sunday morning were in fact originated within the black community and this is what most people believe, especially about some of the older favorite songs. This is about as far from the truth as you can get. The "black" gospel, as sung in America from early times until now by most black congregations, in fact originated in the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. All the way from the actual words and tunes all the way to the actual style in which it is sung. They copied these gospel songs from the "white man."
How about the song, Amazing Grace? Most blacks will tell you that it was written by a slave in response to his terrible circumstances. Wrong again! It was written by a white English ship captain who hauled slaves as cargo.
Have you heard of Kwaanza? How phony and racist is that? This is a made up holiday that is supposed to give blacks their own version of the "white" (and pagan) holiday Christmas. It is admittedly phony and the man who invented it was a convicted felon and it was designed to exclude any people who are "not black" from the "celebration." Is that racist? Of course it is and in the extreme!
I read a column in the local newspaper the other day that was written by a negro (which literally and in all languages means black) woman of the community. It concerned quilting and she made the blatant statement that slave women had invented quilting because they had no large pieces of material from which to make bed coverings. What a load of garbage! Quilting originated in the mists of time probably in Asia or Asia Minor. Nobody knows for sure, but the earliest piece of quilted material was found in a cave in Siberia and was dated to the fourth or sixth century CE. Quilting is known to have arrived in Europe via the Crusades from the Mideast. That was a long time before any slave ever put foot on the American continent.
How many times have you heard the term, "soul food," which is supposed to be foods enjoyed exclusively by poor black people? Well what the blacks call soul food is what I called Sunday dinner when I was a boy. I still eat and enjoy the same foods today. Most Southerners, regardless of their skin color, enjoyed these foods on a regular basis too. The black people never heard of most of those foods until they came to America, regardless of the circumstances under which they did so. They learned to cook and eat the same things that their owners cooked and ate. So this is just one more lie that for some reason they want to believe.
I could go on and on about all of the things that blacks have appropriated from the "white" man and now claim as being the originators. But these few should be sufficient to give you the idea of their idiocy in making these claims. The biggest problem with their claims is that they are so easily checked and proven false. It seems that they would do that before making them, but then some people don’t care about the evidence. All they care about is the claim.
Race in Scripture
There certainly is mention of several people of black skin and assumed negroid features in scripture. These people are identified as black by the term applied to them. The words or names of scripture, Kuwsh (Cush) and Ethiopia, both mean black.
Now if certain people were identified in scripture as being black, that certainly implies that ALL, or even most, of the people were NOT! Had everybody been black there would have been no need to identify those who were. One of the most telling passages referring to blacks is below.
RNV YirmeYahuw (Jeremiah) 12:23 Can the Kuwshiy change his skin or the leopard its spots? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.
A Kuwshiy is an inhabitant of Kuwsh, which has been translated as Ethiopia by most translators, and we already know that it means black. What could possibly be going on here for the writer to say such a thing? The meaning of the phrase is pretty plain, and the examples used should be too. The phrase means that hereditary characteristics are fixed and cannot be changed by the entity possessing them. The examples show that leopards have a specific skin coloration and so do those of Kuwsh! The Kuwshiy is black! That infers that other people of YirmeYahuw’s native country are NOT!
My advice to all those blacks and liberals who are intent on fomenting such garbage as this racially divisive doctrine is that you quit immediately. Turn to our Father Yahuwah, read, learn, and understand His word, for that is ALL that truly matters in this world. If you have a self-esteem problem, get over it. True Christians will welcome you with open arms and hearts regardless of your skin color. If someone fails to do that, then they are not worth bothering with to begin with and are not true "Christians." Remember that YOU are responsible for your beliefs and actions. YOU will reap the rewards, regardless of whether they are positive or negative, for what YOU are doing right NOW, so it behooves YOU to discover the things that really and truly matter and leave this other garbage to the garbage collectors where it belongs.
Racism and the Assembly