Since I hold a scientific mind it is something I have wondered. There is no doubt the mixing of Kemitians with other backgrounds is evident and obvious but the fact remains this kind of speculation is not made of people who live a few miles down the nile river like the Sudanese or the Ethiopians. Only when it comes to the most intelligent civilization and creators of society we have this question. To ignore the simple facts that the Kemitian culture is extremeely similiar and extremely close in proximity to the Kush people is obsurd. They not only shared culture but also shared a common bloodline, AFRICAN. Lets not forget that Kemit sits in Africa, the dark continent. The very 1st Pharoah, Menes, comes directly from upper Kamit which is now modern day Sudan(Kush). The image of King Tut is purely speculative. The science of imagery is still in the very infant stages, not to mention, even the image they provide for him would still be considered as a 'black' man today. If he were alive today and driving down the road he would surely be pulled over and considered 'black'. Truthfully his shade is of no consequence, today Africa is home to many Africans of many shades. To be African is not about shade but is about culture and ethinicity. The ancient Kemitic culture is very African.
I must admit, to read your reply is quite disappointing because I assumed(I was wrong to have done so)that a scholar, such as yourself, would stand behind truth and common sense instead of years of miseducation mixed in with speculations(good and bad), research(good and bad), and storyline drama. I surely feel as I did many years ago when my 'white' teachers tried t oteach me that Kemit is not apart of Africa and is of European background.
My view of your work is forever changed. I am quite skeptical of your 'spin' now.
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