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Romans Categorized Peoples by the Physical Appearance, Not By Parentage or ‘Blood’-Roman Perception of Mediterranean Phenotype was ‘albus or leukos’ (White) But Not Too White

Romans Categorized Peoples by the Physical Appearance, Not By Parentage or ‘Blood’-Roman Perception of Mediterranean Phenotype was ‘albus or leukos’ (White) But Not Too White

Source: Roman Perceptions of Blacks (Virginia Tech University Libraries) 1993 A.D. From the source, "Abstract. Certain preconceptions about 'blacks' in predominantly 'white' societies have distorted modern visions of the ways in which Aethiopes were perceived in Roman society, resulting in much misinterpretation of the relevant texts. In Roman perceptions categories like black African, white, 'paleface' and swarthy were neither communities nor socially defined 'races' with ascribed group-statuses. Categorisation was determined by the physical appearance of the individual person, not by parentage or 'blood'...Wiesen saw this text as evidence of a Roman perception of blacks as natural inferiors of 'the white…
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The First People Were Black | Adam, Shem, Ham, and Japheth

The First People Were Black | Adam, Shem, Ham, and Japheth

Source: Light and Truth (Library of Congress - Boston, Pub. by a committee of colored gentlemen, B.F Roberts, printer) 1844 A.D. - pg. 10-19 Page 10, "The word Adam derived as follows: Adam, Adamah, Adami, Adamh - which means earthly. The earth is a rich, dark substance, and from it our first parents were taken. Now if we admit that Dr. Brown's and other Bible Dictionaries are correct in their explanations of the meaning of terms, then the deduction must be that Ethiopia (Gen. ii. 13,) was black, and the first people were Ethiopians, or blacks. Page 13, "To the…
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