Category Science

Einstein: The Negro Question (1946) | On Being

The ancient Greeks also had slaves. They were not Negroes but white men who had been taken captive in war. There could be no talk of racial differences. And yet Aristotle, one of the great Greek philosophers, declared slaves inferior beings who were justly subdued and deprived of their liberty. It is clear that he […]

August 27, 2014 Press Release, “Statement of William W. Thompson, Ph.D., Regarding the 2004 Article Examining the Possibility of a Relationship Between MMR Vaccine and Autism”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014   STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM   My name is William Thompson.  I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.   I regret that […]

Michael Oluwagbemi: Does African Philosophy Exist?

At the heart of most African Philosophy is the concept of communalism which is not socialism, communism, capitalism nor the other “isms” of the West. It is high time we market this unique brand of economic system: if capitalism legalized lobbying bribery of legislators in America, communalism should legalize gift-giving bribery in Nigeria. Is it […]

Dark skin, blue eyes: Genes paint a picture of 7,000-year-old European – NBC

The remains of the Mesolithic male, dubbed La Braña 1, were found in 2006 in the La Braña-Arintero cave complex in northwest Spain. In the Nature paper, the researchers describe how they isolated the ancient DNA, sequenced the genome and looked at key regions linked to physical traits — including lactose intolerance, starch digestion and […]

Cheikh Anta Diop – Wikipedia

One of Diop’s most controversial issues centers on the definition of who is a true Black person. Diop insisted on a broad interpretation similar to that used in classifying European populations as white. He accused his critics of having used the narrowest possible definition of “Blacks” in order to differentiate various African groups such as […]

White Supremacist Has DNA Test To Prove His Racial Purity, Hilarity Ensues VIDEO –

White supremacist Craig Cobb was stunned when his DNA test revealed he had African origins on The Trisha Goddard ShowCobb volunteered a DNA sample to The Trisha Goddard Show for its continuing series on Race in America and the results couldn’t have been more hilarious. During the upcoming episode, Goddard revealed that Cobb’s test showed […]

Ancient Europeans Mysteriously Vanished 4,500 Years Ago | LiveScience

Italy; the skeletons belonged to humans who lived in several different cultures that flourished between 7,500 and 2,500 years ago. The team looked a DNA specifically from a certain genetic group, called haplogroup h, which is found widely throughout Europe but is less common in East and Central Asia.The researchers found that the earliest farmers […]

‘This Pseudo-Historical Nonsense Is Over a Century Old’ – Truthdig

“Notice [that Atwill’s] theory entails a massive and weirdly erudite conspiracy of truly bizarre scope and pedigree, to achieve a truly Quixotic aim that hardly makes sense coming from any half-intelligent elite of the era. … All to posit that the entire Christian religion was created by the Romans and then immediately opposed by it?, […]

Voters perceive non-white politicians as more liberal — even when they’re not

“Here, the results show that even when given clear and specific information about a politician’s record, voters categorize them by race and infer ideology and party affiliation based on generalizations about racial groups.”The findings were based on a July 2011 survey of about 1,850 U.S. adults, which included a roughly equal number of black, Hispanic, […]

Playing ‘The Black Card’ Linked To High Blood Pressure, And More Health News This Week

Check out why doctors say heightened race consciousness could account for the disproportionately high rate of hypertension in black Americans — the highest prevalence of any group in the U.S. — plus other notes on the black health chart this week.   via Playing ‘The Black Card’ Linked To High Blood Pressure, And More Health […]

White People Support Academic Meritocracy When It Benefits Them, Study Suggests

University of Miami professor Frank L. Samson looked at the idea of meritocracy through the lens of admissions standards in the University of California system. He found that white participants changed their ideas of what was meritocratic based on what benefitted white, as opposed to Asian-American, applicants.After learning whites made up a majority of students […]

Human occupation of Madagascar pushed back 2500 years : Archaeology News from Past Horizons

The evidence for human occupation prior to 500 C.E. does exist but is mainly circumstantial. Pollen and charcoal from fires suggest vegetation change linked to human activity around 2000 years ago, while cut-marks on animal bones push the date back to 400 BCE and possibly as far back as 2200 BCE. But until now there […]

When Islamic atheism thrived | Amira Nowaira

Freethinking is perhaps not one of the strongest suits of modern Islam. For one thing, the list of books that have been banned for challenging prevalent religious orthodoxies and sensibilities during the past hundred years is disconcertingly long.Modern Islamic clerics and scholars in various Muslim countries are often highly selective of which part of the […]

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass

This, for the purpose of this celebration, is the Fourth of July. It is the birth day of your National Independence, and of your political freedom. This, to you, as what the Passover was to the emancipated people of God. It carries your minds back to the day, and to the act of your great […]