I didn’t determine that Black people are not Black. I located that fact in the 1828, 1849, 1854, and 1859, editions of the Noah WEBSTER’S dictionary. Their definition of “Black” clearly spells it out in no uncertain terms! Following is their quote on “Black”: “It is REMARKABLE that black, bleak, and bleach, are ALL radically ONE WORD. The primary sense seems to be PALE, wan, or sallow, from which has proceeded the present variety of significations.” End of the quote! The all capitalization was added by me, not by WEBSTER’S. By present significations, they mean things like dark, the color of night, etcetera. Since the original meaning of the word “Black” means bleached up and pale in color, then it can NOT possibly apply to the dark skinned people that are currently called black today – unless they just happen to be bleached up and pale complexioned. I do realize that when the word is used, it is referencing my people. Yet, by definition, a term that means “PALE SKINNED COMPLEXION” CANNOT possibly describe a “DARK SKINNED COMPLEXION” with any form of accuracy. That is why I use the phrase “so-called Black,” because that is what we are called, but not what we are.
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