Do you consider the Ancient Egyptians to be black?

When I was a kid, I was taught that they built the pyramids. When my daughter started learning about it, she told me "we built the pyramids," as in black people. I can remember being at a party and a black guy and an Egyptian guy got into an argument. The black guy called the Egyptian guy the N word. The Egyptian guy said "don't call me that because I am not. I am brown, not black." The continent of Africa is one huge continent. It's not like the size of Europe that can easily contain one race of peoples from ancient times. So now I have my kids in school learning that they built the pyramids as part of Black History and all that. It sounds all good, but I am wondering if it's all true. Slavery happened. That was true. Discrimination happened. Jim Crowe and the lynchings happened. But I am not so sure if making up that negroes built the pyramids is any more true than saying that the Aryans built the pyramids like Hitler and the Nazis said. Getting back to the pyramids, can you just imagine if that were true. "Pick up that brick, boy!" "Say what? Who you calling a boy? That's not in my job description!" "I said pick it up." "Look Uncle Tom, why don't you pick this up? Goin on my break. Gettin me an Ancient Egyptian Red Bull, mother. Goin to go chat up Neffertiti. Know what I'm sayin?" If that was the way it was, those bricks would still be laying around the Nile, with a couple of dozen brothers sleeping on them. "Wazzup, my pharoah?" "Juz chillin by the Nile. Wazzup witchu, my du?" "Almos quittin time at the Nile. Get me to a KFC in Cairo after that." "I hear ya."

Asked By: OldBro - 7/27/2011
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Answered By: Blanco y egro - 7/28/2011
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I wont consider whoever may be black or white... More
Answered By: sha - 7/27/2011
Hahaha -_- Nice skit there dude. But uhm.... No.
Answered By: RY -2nd acc- - 7/27/2011
I'm Egyptian bro but if you want to believe Black people built the Pyramid, I have no problem with that whatsoever. I'll even be a witness for you :P. But really, Colours of the Pharaohic scripture might have changed into a darker or a lighter tone over the time,so we can't really know. But sure, Black people built the... More
Answered By: Professor Dumblewh0re - 7/27/2011
THere is no proof for this, If they were black, Where did they go... More
Answered By: lina <3 - 7/27/2011
Egyptians are North African, neither Arab, White nor Black. They look very similar to other North African people like the Tunisians, Algerians, Moroccoans etc. The Modern Egyptians are the same as the ancient ones.
Answered By: Khan - 7/27/2011
yes thy were
Answered By: Samy - 7/27/2011
Modern Egyptians=Ancient Egyptians
Answered By: Medic X - 7/27/2011
No.. -.-
Answered By: G. #2 - 7/27/2011
In Egypt, people range from pale European White to dark brown. We're not a "black" country per se. We're just Egyptian. That's our race. We haven't changed much genetically since Ancient Times except for an influx of Arab immigrants who added to the gene pool with the Arab invasion.
Answered By: arabic_movie_man - 7/27/2011
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