Re: Early Amerind assimilation (Was: Re: Romans in the New World?)

Peter Bromfield (
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 13:31:40 GMT

I don't think you are going back far enough. In order to gain more
insight into 'race' we need to examine the history of not only the
United States, but also that of Europe. In case you didn't know, The
so-called Moors ruled Portugal and Spain for about 500 years, they were
the ruling class there at that time. There is also reason for me to
believe that these Moors also ruled other parts of Europe as well. These
Moors WERE BLACK PEOPLE. It was an honor for white people to marry Moors
at that time. I believe some where near the 11th century, the Moors were
conquered by Germanic people from the East. It stands to reason that ALL
OF THE MOORS WERE NOT KILLED OFF, many converted to Christianity and
became allies with the Germanic invaders, some became Scientists,
political leaders, and were accepted into German, British, Dutch, and
Polish noble families. So during a certain time period there WERE BLACK

If we assume the first people to settle in the U.S. were the 'elite' of
Europe, then there is a very high probability that these settlers were
of Moorish ancestry. Also, the European men didn't bring women with them
when they first came here so the first mothers in The U.S. and 'Latin
America' were Native-American and African slave women.

Many 'white Americans' will argue until they are blue in the face and
insist that they know they are 100% pure white. The most common argument
I hear is "My family is from Germany", "I am part Polish", "I am
French", "we are Dutch", etc. If you examine the history of Europe (the
real history), the probability that your family lived in these parts of
Europe without have 'black people' in your family is very, very slim.



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