Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal,Moor,and African Descent
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Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: *The original image of Christ *The true story about the Moors *The original people of Asia *The great west African empires *The presence of Africans in America before Columbus *The real reason slavery was ended And much more.
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Hidden Colors is directed by New York Times best selling author Tariq Nasheed.
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My only criticism is that some of the spekaers attempt at times to put in their biases where it is not necessary.
Know the difference between setting the historical record to correct and adding your extra opinions that don't serve the betterment of the African American culture set.
This however was a very different creature. I was astounded at the history and timelines presented. The gaps in history often left, but usually ignored by all; except for the perceptive few.
As a 20 something black female I have often felt and very much recently at that, that something is deeply flawed and missing in the way we're educated. Not just children of African descent, but all children. How can we proclaim to be taught anything when we are so ignorant about our own selves. Why is it that negro's are given very little time in the history books and when we are mentioned our identity begins and ends at slavery. Sure our ancestors were "freed" (taught by the grace of good ol Abe at that), but beyond that everything is skimmed over. History here in this country is so sanitized. It looses all color and complexity, history is a messy messy thing. Where's the heaviness and meaning. So why is it so clear cut and packaged?
I always remember that "His-story" is written by the victor or those in power. Why have the minorities of this country been so erased from it framework. In some ways I think this is a nice start for africans of diaspora everywhere. We're all suffering deep down the spiritual and psychological damage of a past that people want to shun and keep in the basement, but that can't be allowed to happen. This anger, self-hate, and unconsciously low self esteem are very much symptoms of a real problem that has left it's fingerprints on generations of our bloodlines. I think the ideas discussed such as negro's being far more competent and rich in history are very valid. Why can't they be. I tend to notice people and especially when it comes to blacks discussing anything about our history, advancements, or contributions we are shot down w/ a smart remark or given appeasing looks. As if what we say is nothing more, than a bemusing thought. Why is that? Black americans are always thought of as the "other" even though many of our families have been here for centuries. You can sometimes see the idea that true Americans are only white and we're still very much considered different. All the negativity associated w/ us by nature is one of the 1st things you learn in this country. We are feared, disrespected, and belittled so much. People only belittle what they fear and don't want to understand?
I think all people need a real identity and to truly know thyself. It's a hard journey and I learned that we need to do much more than send our children to school to be screwed up and lied to. I'm not saying it's the teachers fault. They are just telling what they're taught, but they are lies. If people really think and wake up from complacency you'll see we know next to nothing about our true history. Hell most don't even acknowledge the problem and that itself is a problem. The uncomfortable feeling that flutters for a moment when you constantly see starving children in Africa (Khemetia), as if that's all there ever was. You never see them as people who work and play, or love and learn. You just see filth and the silent jab that says their less than human. They can't even care for themselves. They never show children from other parts of the world in such a degrading way.
But Africans who come here to the states to learn are very smart and they hold a certain strength and grace about themselves that I wish some of us had. I think we possessed such strengths once. We built communities, towns, and our own wall street out of nothing. Segregation was a blessing to us in some ways and we thrived, but once again you see the true nature of people. Our accomplishments were once again destroyed and the beast was thorough each time. If they wanted to be separate, but equal we would've been left to ourselves. They didn't want that. They wanted us gone. Anyway I'm just saying America isn't going to wake up one day and change no matter what we wish. I don't believe hate or bitterness is the answer.
We have to understand to changed ourselves. We have to help ourselves. I'm not saying we must all be at peace w/ each other. No we're individuals, but our image, our future goal has to consist of freeing ourselves mentally, not being afraid of being ourselves, shaking up the status quo, loving and remembering that we are descendants of a rich heritage and that one day we will rise.
Sorry for the long review... ^_^()
Additionally, the value of my daughter seeing that there are other Afrikan people who have an understanding of The Terrorism of The Delusion of White Supremacy is priceless.
She now more clearly sees that: my mother is not just a disgruntled African born in Amerikkka.
She has a deeper understanding that the greatest lie ever told is western civilization and that the context of non-white peoples' lives needs to be understood in the context of being terrorized in all domains of people activity by those who categorize themselves as white.