So, there was this whole scandal about Madame Tussaud and her wax interpretation of Beyonce. The figure was obviously whitewashed, but it really got me to thinking.
White people know something black people do not. That regardless of what you read, imagery is IMPORTANT.
Let’s think. Two hundred and fifty years from now when Beyonce is no longer around, images of her will be the only thing available to remember what she looked like. If the images of her are whitewashed, they can pass Beyonce, one of the greatest entertainers of ALL time, off as a white woman.
Don’t scoff at me just yet, because think.
They did it to Jesus.
The bible and various “reports” obviously described Jesus as being copper skinned with kinky hair. Who the hell is this White Blonde man on this cross?
If they did it to Jesus, Beyonce is free game.
Why did they destroy so Egypt but kept the Roman Empire mostly intact? They are KNOWN for whitewashing history and teaching it in the school systems. What’s to stop them from doing it to the few parts of the culture we are thriving at now?
So, how do we stop this?
We blind ourselves. We have to stop taking things at face value, based solely upon what we see. We need to educate our children that research is key to knowledge, not just visiting a museum and going by what someone else tells them.