There is an academic debate that the Ancient Egyptians called themselves Black based upon KMT (Kemet) which in some circles is translated as "Black people." Now at the end of the word KMT is an ideogram which can only mean physical place (the cross road sign above).

The ideogram indicates the context in which the word applies. An ideogram for humans would always be used to represent a word that applied to people. However Kemet can only mean Black Land since the ideogram indicates it is describing a built or non-human environment. But none of this discredits the founders of Kemet as being African people, just like the Fulani or the Amhara. "Black" in the North American context. The "social "construction of race in America does not rely on skin color. "African Americans," as Asante notes, " constitute the most heterogeneous group in the United States biologically, but perhaps one of the most homogeneous socially." The issue is color is used against African interest, for example:

Statement: "The Anicent Egypts were Black people",

Reply: "no there were brown in color, and not black as we know it"

Truth: They were African people and like many African people display skin colors from high yellow to deep black. Blackness is relative to Whiteness and a modern term. It is accurate to say the people of Egypt were an African civilization and were native to that region-- like the Ethiopians and the Nubians. It is absurd to have a civilization located in a continent but default and describe its builders by an identity that divorces them from their location. Clearly it is part of the take away in Eurocentric academia-- reassign civilization outside of African claim.

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