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Why do some people say Africa is not a black continent?

Africa is a black continent and will always be a black continent the only non black part of Africa is north africa native southern africans were black and had brown skin including the rest the first humans Homo-Erectus Africans were black and not pale all humans were originally dark skinned FACT.

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@. just more eurocentric bs Homo-Erectus is black ***** NOT caucasian sooooo

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because Africa is not and never was an exclusively black continent just like Asia hasn't been an exclusively mongoloid continent and Europe isn't an exclusively Caucasian continent. Yes, northern Africa has historically been a Caucasoid region. The rest of Africa has been inhabited by two races: the congoid people (nègros) of central Africa below the Sahara and the capoid people of the southern part of Africa. Capoids are lighter in color and are said to have asian-looking features. And as far as I'm aware, homo sapien sapiens were the first humans and it's not really known what their skin color was. They were the proto humans and probably weren't exclusively one race but rather "mixed" possibly.

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  • 2 months ago

    I’ve never heard anyone say that. We all know it is a black continent.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because it's not. Africa is a very diverse continent with as many as 3,000 different ethnic groups; 1,500-2,000 languages spoken and indigenous to the continent. Not all people in Africa are Black or considered as such, and not all are dark-skinned or even brown-skinned

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Iť håś been takn ovr by Caucasian & Mngoloid

    folk which truly don't car for the well being of 

    said citizens who reside in thos country placs 

    Śådly śô!

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  • david
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Why do you care so much?

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  • 2 months ago

    Africa is considered a "black" continent because most people in Africa today have tan, brown, or black skin - vastly more than on any other continent. 

    As far as the recent argument posed by white supremacists (that the first homo sapiens had white skin...that they left Africa with white skin in order to become the fabled "Aryans", never having been black-skinned...that black skin evolved in Africa AFTER the proto-Aryans' departure from Africa) - all of that is NONSENSE.  As is the counter argument that the first modern humans were necessarily black-skinned!  We HAVE NO BASIS upon which to claim what homo erectus or earlier hominins looked like.  The fossils can't tell us that.

    Since the black/white debate in European-dominated societies remains quite hot, there have naturally been MANY people who are quite ready (for political, not scientific, reasons) to conclude that these creatures in our family tree had BLACK skin under their hairy exteriors (like Mountain Gorillas, for example) while others - just as bereft of any evidence - insist that the skin under the hair was white (like Chimpanzees).

    What you are reacting to is the nonsense spouted by the chimpanzee club, and what you have spouted in return is the dogma of the gorilla club.  Neither club has any science behind it.  The fact is that we only GUESS that these creatures had hairy exteriors.  For all we actually KNOW they could have been yellow and hairless, or perhaps they looked like red-faced white sheep.  The fossil record doesn't rule out either possibility.

    This is a pointless argument.  Of course, the doctrine of the Original Man clearly says one thing - and that's alright, because that is essentially religious precept and we all know that you don't need anyone else's agreement to believe what you believe.  So this debate has no impact upon or relevance to your beliefs (if that's one of them).

    We should first realize that we have an AGREEMENT here, rather than paying too much attention to this argument.  Both views you've mentioned here AGREE that Man evolved into existence, from other pre-existing species.  (Not everyone accepts this.  Most people in the USA, for example, reject it - including their Vice President!)  And we AGREE that Man first appeared on the African continent, and dispersed from there!  (This is quite significant, because not even expert paleontologists all agree on THAT conclusion.)

    To seek to expand that agreement into determining skin color is probably akin in likelihood to reaching agreement on what the first homo sapiens family named each other, or what side they parted their hair on.  At this time, it's a signal waste of breath.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Everyone on earth descends from Homo-Erectus. Only black people descended from black Africans. Nothing original or important came from black people. Early humans didn't become dark skinned until they lost most of their body hair. Early humans had pale skin. Early Africans had pale skin. Early Homo-Sapians were African and probably brown skin BUT they were NOT black (Negroe). Native North Africans and southern Africans aren't black. Africa isn't a black continent. It never was a black continent. It never will be a black continent. Black people can't even claim mudhuts, spears and stone tools as their culture because archaic humans like Neanderthals and Homo-Erectus had those literally millions of years before black people even existed. Blacks (Negroes) are Homo-Sapians, not Homo-Erectus. Homo-Erectus existed millions of years before black people existed. 

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    • Jacob2 months agoReport

      homo-erectus is black not caucasian and the first africans did not have pale skin take your bs propaganda somewhere else

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    And that matters because?

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    So WHO, exactly, says that?

    Sure, a few people talk BS - but that goes for absolutely every subject.

    No need to get your knickers in a twist.

    Some people are idiots.  Deal with it.

    • david
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Well put!  Especially the knickers part!

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