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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