There are so many lies surrounding #Black history until some people do not know what to believe. The #Nation of Islam believe that people need to set straight on some of these myths that are circulating. Here are 5 of the most outrageous and false stories, accounts and sentimental tales commonly told, according to the Nation of Islam. Lie # 1- White people were the first people on earth.
Don’t believe the hype on this one. According to Mendel’s Law, White people can never be the first human beings. This is the law of biology that asserts that White skin is recessive and #Black skin is dominant; therefore two Whites cannot produce anything darker than themselves. All those who seek the origin of human beings always start and end in Africa. Lie #2 – Blacks in #slavery were only good at picking cotton and being maids.
White Europeans built thousands of ships over hundreds of years to sail thousands of miles in dangerous waters to enslaved #Black people just to capture them to pick cotton and be maids. Really, think about it! No, the White Europeans had seen the world that the African people had built for themselves in Africa, and they wanted someone to come into America and do it for them. Blacks in Africa were skilled artisans and craftsmen at the highest level. It is easy to only know and read what the White Europeans have put in American History books. Lie #3– Black people ate each other in Africa.
According to the Nation of Islam, “in The General History of Virginia, Captain John Smith wrote that when famine struck his new colony in Virginia in 1623 that the English settlers dug up “a savage we slew and buried … and ate him.” Another, wrote Captain Smith, was “boiled and stewed with herbs.” And another White Virginian “did kill his wife, powdered her and had eaten part of her.” And “many fed on corpses.” Cannibalism is found in a lot of places on earth, but most likely Africa is not one. Read more. Lie # 4- Lincoln Freed the Slaves
According to the Nation of Islam, “a careful reading of Lincoln’s 1863 #Emancipation Proclamation proves that it freed no slaves! In the surprisingly short document only the slaves of “rebellious” states are ordered to be freed; those states who were loyal to America got to keep their Africans—as slaves! At this time in history, Lincoln actually had no authority over the states where he “freed” the slaves. They were part of another country—the Confederate States of America—with an altogether different president, Jefferson Davis. Lie # 5-Black People Sold Other Blacks into Slavery
Many people believe that Black people over 500 years ago sold other Africans into slavery. It is erroneously to believe that after thousands of years of African life, Blacks all of a sudden collapsed into internecine strife and started killing each other, selling their fellow kinsmen to foreigners for profit. The fact is that Portuguese “explorers” mastered a pattern of European conquest that is 6,000 years old. They deliberately created mixed-race subgroups with the intention of using them to capture and enslave the native African populations. Arriving on the Cape Verde islands in the late 1400s, Jewish slave merchants kidnapped and raped African women, and the mixed-race offspring, called lançados, were raised on the islands as European Jews, practicing Judaism and respecting Jewish authority.” Read more.