POPULAR STEREOTYPES AND RACIST “RIGHTWING” STEREOTYPES OF WHAT IS A “NEGRO” OR “AFRICAN”

Joel Rogers stated:

It is no wonder that he  [Junkers … 1920s ] didn’t find any of that type [fat lips, broad nose, kinky hair], however because the kind of negro created by the right-wing ethnologists is a rarity.  It is no more characteristic of the race than the ape-like creature of the bogs that was once used to represent the Irish was true of all Irishmen.’

and that Ainwood Reade said:  >the typical negro is a rare variety  even among negroes.=

“Frobinius  in Smithsonian Institution, (1866) says

Open an illustrated geography and compare >the type of the African negro, “the bluish-black fellow of the protuberant lips, the flattened nose, the stupid expression, and the short curly hair,” with the tall, bronze figures from dark Africa with which we have of late become familiar, their almost fine-cut features, slightly arched nose, long hair  In other respects, too, the genuine African of the interior bears no resemblance to the accepted Negro type.   …

The very black people of the Congo and New Guinea have experienced a natural process, the reverse of that of the blonds of Scandinavia.  Kinky hair probably is due to the same cause.  The pepper-corn hair of the Bushman might have once been like the hair of the of the Sudan.  The sparse grains of hair on a Bushman’s scalp reminds one strikingly of the sparse growth of vegetation on the American deserts.

“ ‘Generally speaking, the hairiest men, like the hairiest animals, live in cold countries.  The very black man, like the corn-silk, blond, therefore, seems to be an extreme type caused from too long living in one environment and with little or no race mixture.’

Joel A. Rogers, Sex and Race, Volume I: The Old World (Helga M. Rogers: New York), 1967, p. 29, citing G. Spiller, Papers on Interracial Problems, p. 14, London, 1911 and Von Luschan, Races and Peoples, p. 43.

Rogers indicated:

“As Professor Dorsey says,

‘Pure types are extreme types.   blue eyes, flaxen hair, white skin is an extreme type.    the huge African with kinky hair, black skin, thick lips, high, smooth brow, hairless body is equally extreme.  One is as pure as the other;  one is as high as the other.’

“Despite the truth of the above, it should be noted that Sir Harry Johnston (Sir Harry Johnston, The Uganda Protectorate, Volume Ii, London, 1902), supposedly the foremost authority on the African negro, was quoted as saying:

‘The Hamitic stock – racial type – was the main racial type of the ancient Egyptians (Johnston – 1902).

“The Hamite, that negroid stock, which was the main stock of the ancient Egyptians, is best represented at the present day by the Somali, Galla, and the blood of Abyssinia and Nubia.  And that Sir M. W. Flinders Petrie (Sir M. W. Flinders Petrie, Royal Society of Arts Journal, Volume XLIX, 1901), famed Egyptologist, says that the pharaohs of the Xth dynasty were of the Galla type, and the Gallas are clearly what are known in our day as Negroes.”

[Source: Joel A. Rogers, Sex And Race, Volume I: The Old World (Helga M. Rogers: New York), 1967, p. 29, citing g. Spiller, Papers On Interracial Problems, p. 14, london, 1911 and Von Luschan, Races And Peoples, p. 43.

 

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About Harold L Carter

Bachelor of Science, Columbia University Masters degree, Ohio State University Undergraduate National Officer, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Eastern Asst Vice President, when a student at Columbia University Profile Photograph: Mom & Me, when I was a graduate student
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