- MemberOctober 18, 2020 at 7:51 pm
Yeah, heard that from my family. Then I heard it again from the Sitcom Moesha on Netflix. That isn’t the only person who is “black”. Casanova was a real person and he too was whitewashed. http://lifeofordinaryperson.blogspot.com/2014/10/did-you-know-casanova-was-of-african.html.
I think our mouths would be on the floor if we knew the extinct of whitewashing. All genres of music came from us and white people have no problem imitating and stealing it. Food for thought though: Yah created life. Yah created Adam/man in his image. Would it not make sense that his chosen would have the ability to create as well? Why is it that we are the founders of arts and inventions? And why is it that white people steal and whitewash what is ours? Why does it SEEM like they cant come up with anything on their own without the help of black ingenuity?
- MemberOctober 20, 2020 at 10:52 am
“Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, in “Race and Civilization,” refers twice to Beethoven’s “Negroid traits” and his “dark” skin, and “flat, thick nose.” (pp.123 and 178.)
Frau Fischer, an intimate acquaintance of Beethoven, describes him thus, “Short, stocky, broad shoulders, short neck, round nose, blackish-brown complexion.” (From R.H. Schauffler, The Man Who Freed Music, Vol. 1, p.18, 1929.) https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.167873
Alexander W. Thayer, perhaps the foremost authority on Beethoven, says, “Beethoven had even more of the moor in his features than his master, “Negro”. Until recent times the German for “Negro” was “Mohr.”
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