6 Scientific Theories and Facts About the Origin of Europeans That Contradicts the White Supremacy Narrative
First Europeans Were Not White
When a forensic artist paired up with BBC for a special report, he unraveled one of the greatest myths of the white supremacy narrative. Forensic artist Richard Neave used ancient bone fragments that may have been up to 36,000 years old to create what is believed to be one of the more accurate depictions of the first Europeans. The resulting human, however, revealed the face of a sub-Saharan African rather than a white man.
There May Not Have Been Any White People in Europe Until a Few Thousand Years Ago
White people often place themselves deep into ancient history, but a team of scientists recently discovered that the likelihood of white people existing for as long as other races was slim to none. According to Gary Leupp, a history professor at Tufts University, explains, “The new research supports the theory that the spread of agriculture in Europe beginning only around 6,000 years ago favored survival of people with the genetic mutation producing fair skin.” This ultimately suggests that “white people in Europe” may have only appeared “as recently as 7,000 years ago.”
The Trait of Blond Hair Didn’t Originate From White Europeans
The origins of blond hair have long been credited to the “genetic legacy of Europeans,” but research suggests that the genetic mutation that causes blond hair actually formed independently from any racial barriers. “A new study fingers a random mutation instead, suggesting that blond hair evolved independently at least twice in human history,” a 2012 report by Science Magazine revealed. Sean Myles, a geneticist at Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Canada, explained that the new findings “help deconstruct a Eurocentric view of the world in thinking about where blond hair comes from.”
The Trait of Blue Eyes Also May Not Have Originated From White Europeans
Despite a general belief that white people are the original carriers of the trait of blue eyes, a report byNational Geographic reveals the existence of a blue-eyed mummy uncovered by archaeologists working at Peru’s Huaca Pucllana ruins. A team of researchers from Copenhagen University also unveiled that the earliest common ancestor for those with blue eyes was likely a dark-skinned man born as recently as 6,000 to 10,000 years ago in a region near the Black Sea. The boy in the photo above is, perhaps, the best example of a Black African, non-mulatto, non-albino, with blue eyes.
Many European People From the Caucasus Mountains Have ‘Black Negro’ Origins
The very name “Caucasian” originates from 19th century anthropologist Johann F. Blumenbach’s belief that the purest white people came from the Caucasus Mountains. As it turns out, however, these people are far from “pure” white people. Many of the people who originated from the Caucasus Mountains were actually classified as “black” in ancient history and had strong links to “Black Negro” origins, according to the African American Heritage Study Bible.
People Classified as White Weren’t Present at Dawn of Civilization
Despite the belief that civilization started with the white race, enough evidence has surfaced to suggest that white people weren’t around long enough to have originated civilization. “We all thought that Caucasian meant the so-called white race, (actually a pink-pale colored tribe from Central Asia) who today dominate Europe, America and the rest of the world,” an article by Africa Resource noted about the modern research suggesting the white race is only a few thousand years old and much younger than other cultures. “This tribe was the last civilized tribe of humanity, yet it claims to be the first world nation.”