Comment from: Lynette [Visitor] Email ·
All people at one time or another in the past were slaves. In the book, "Golden Age of the Moors," (Van Sertima, 1992) the author documents from a variety of scholarly sources that Caucasian people at one time were slaves of the Moors, a term used to refer to "Blacks" coming out of Africa and southwestern Asia. Before the time of Columbus and for at least the next two hundred years following, both the Islamic Moors and the Chinese held world dominance. The aristocratic ruling class of “Whites” in Europe, Australia, and North America (Hoffman, 1999, The Forgotten Slaves: Whites in Servitude in Early America and Industrial Britain) also enslaved many “Whites” much later. Robert Davis, Ph.D., history professor at Ohio State University uncovers in his book, Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 (Palgrave Macmillan) that over one million White Christians were enslaved in North Africa between 1530 and 1780 by Muslims many of whom were Black African merchants known as Moors.

White people in Europe only began their ascendancy to world dominance only after 1492, when Pope Alexander's Inter Caetera gave the Catholic Church ecclesiastical authority over the world and all lands inhabited by the "sons of Ham" (people of dark skin color). Spain and Portugal received legal authority from the Church and Monarchy to enslave all the "sons of Ham" - meaning all non-white indigenous peoples in Africa, North and South America, and even later, Australia.

This was no accident. It was a form of historical retaliation for how the Moors had subdued and enslaved many Caucasians in Europe and other parts of the world. This is how and why the complexion of many North Africans became lighter. It was the purchase of white women for the harems of North African kingdoms that produced children that changed and mixed the complexion of the African countries of Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and the population of Egypt.

Nothing happens without a logical reason. See the film on Youtube called, “The Heralded Moors,” “The Moors in Medieval Art,” and “The Moors in Europe” just in case anyone wants to argue who the Moors were.
11/23/08 @ 19:39
Comment from: Montana moore [Visitor]
HEY! you forgot the "E" in "Moors"
"The Golden Age of The Moors"..
THANK YOU!..peace out homies.
05/11/10 @ 12:44
Comment from: Ruth Schurink [Visitor]
i don't think this helps at all. When i finished reading , i didn't learn anything
01/30/12 @ 06:25
Comment from: JMyste [Visitor]
Mr. Deming,

Can you please produce a simplistic version of the same essay so Ruth can also understand?

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

P.S. I don't think you need to punctuate the remedial version.
01/30/12 @ 15:57

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