- Apr 20, 2020
- United Kingdom
Yes.For instance, have a friend who has African ancestry, despite being fair-skinned, and predominantly of Italian ancestry. Do you think he could go around claiming African ancestry without raising similar eyebrows?
White people absolutely eat that shit up.
Now, if he goes around claiming he's black or talking about his N-word pass, that's probably going to piss off black people. But that's a very different thing.
Your point is silly because it's a misrepresentation of basic features of Afrocentrism. Afrocentrism as an idea only works in the context of a world created by white supremacy and Eurocentrism.I know why those things are things, I don't know why it disproves my point.
That's why it's called Afrocentrism, because it's a response to the unconscious assumptions of Eurocentrism.
The fact that you have to resort to insignificant fringe attempts to claim Beethoven as black in order to find a conceptual space where claiming of cultural ancestry can take place on equal terms (not that that's even what we're talking about, but I'll allow it) should have clued you in to how desperate your argument really is. The question you should be asking is why does it matter that Beethoven was white? What does white Beethoven mean? Where does the idea of aborigines as the "oldest" culture actually come from, and what does it mean? Why do these ideas even matter?
Because what you will find when you look at these ideas is that they are responses to unconscious assumptions of Eurocentrism.
I'm pretty sure the white people engaged in Imperialism knew what an African was, and could explain to you the various features and cultural traits that characterized an African as opposed to a European."African identity" really has its roots in the likes of Garvey. It's a reaction to imperialism, not a mandate from imperialism.
Pan-Africanists didn't invent that distinction.
There are lots of cultural representations in D&D beyond orcs.And does that come back to orcs? Because if not, this has gone way off-topic.
But if you wanna confine this to orcs, then yeah. It applies to orcs as much as anyone.