We Have To Understand This About The Bible And White Supremacy

“Europeans not only colonized most of the world, they began to colonize information about the world and its people.” – John Henrik Clarke. That information includes the Bible – and there are quite a few ways we’ve been lied to about its contents because of colonization!

We Have To Understand This About The Bible And White Supremacy
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It’s no secret that white supremacists used the Bible to oppress Black people. They even went so far as to use a special Bible, the Slave Bible, to “teach” enslaved people how to be good Christians! Here are some other ways they’ve tried to trick us using the Bible.

#1: Removing Black women

Black women are not only present in the Bible, but an entire book, “Song of Solomon,” is all about desire and love for a dark-skinned woman! Her beauty and loyalty are the epitome of womanhood and romance.

#2: Justifying Enslavement

In the book of Genesis, Noah’s son Ham is cursed by a drunk Noah to be enslaved to his brothers. God did NOT speak of this curse himself – and there is no evidence that Ham was the father of African nations.

#3: Removing Black rulers

Egypt is one of the most frequently mentioned places in the Bible. While most Egyptian rulers are portrayed as white or light-skinned, archaeologists discovered that Black pharaohs reigned for hundreds of years. The Book of 2 Kings even mentions the Black Pharaoh Taharqa.

Biblical history is Black history. We are a major part of the creation of Christianity and other world religions, and our lives are played out on the pages spiritually and physically.

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