We don’t need to replace our history with myths to validate ourselves and our cultures. Keep it real.

This is literally why I get super annoyed with all those ridiculous ancient egypt memes like pls shut the fuck up and stop using dead people in your bs respectability politics

This is because people have been taught to hate West Africa as a less-pretty, less-civilized, less-romantic-sounding region of Africa.

It’s why some of these folks can list all of the Egyptian gods, pharaohs, and lineages, but can’t tell you shit about the Mali Empire, list any of the Orisa, or know jackshit about the Kingdom of Benin.

Because West Africa is demonized as where all the ‘savages of Africa’ come from.