A recent article written by Daphne R, "DNA Evidence Proves That The First People In China Were Black," confirms what black historians have been arguing for many years, the first inhabitants of China were in fact black. ScienceDaily.com, in an article titled, "A Relative from the Tianyuan Cave: Humans Living 40,000 Years Ago Likely Related to Many Present-Day Asians and Native Americans," reveals a shared ancestry between American Indians and Tianyuan humans living near Beijing, China.
In both articles, DNA evidence link Chinese and by extension, American Indians had indeed originated from Africa, the Cradle of Civilization.
According to KultureCritic.com, H. Imbert, a French anthropologist said in his book, Les Negritos de la Chine, “The Negroid races peopled at some time all the South of India, Indo-China and China. The South of Indo-China actually has now pure Negritos as the Semangs and mixed as the Malays and the Sakais.”
The article also points out that author and professor, Chang Hsing-Lang, affirms in writing “The Importation of Negro Slaves to China under the Tang Dynasty.” He continues, “Even the sacred Manchu dynasty shows this Negro strain. The lower part of the face of the Emperor Pu-yi of Manchukuo, direct descendant of the Manchu rulers of China, is most distinctly Negroid.”
“These professors through their research and studies believe that a Negro Empire actually existed at the dawn of the country’s history citing evidence of substantial populations of blacks in early China, including finding reports of a major kingdom ruled by blacks being frequently mentioned in historical Chinese history documents. And, Chinese chroniclers report that a Negro Empire existed in the South of China at the dawn of that country’s history reports, Kulture Kritic.com.”
This notion however, has been thwarted by white scientists and even some blacks believing it sends a message of a racial hierarchy between white and of black Americans and their descendants spreading worldwide. By now, we should know the gradation of skin color, differences in hair texture, facial and body features between humans is a result of melanin production, vitamin D absorption, and environmental pressures. Race however, is a social construct, believing some groups of people are superior to others being deemed inferior based on these physical differences.
The article purports, in 2005, “DNA testing proved that the first inhabitants of China were black Africans. The study was conducted by a Chinese DNA specialist named Jin Li and a team of Chinese and other scientists. Li admits that he wasn’t trying to prove this fact, instead he initially wanted to prove that the Chinese evolved from h?mo erectus independently of all humans.” Further, “After collecting more than 12000 DNA samples from 165 different ethnic groups, Li and his team found that early humans belonged to different species but modern humans had descended from the East African species.”
Scientist Li Hui argues, “That 100,000 years ago humans began migrating through South and Southeast Asia into China from Africa. Their testing showed that 65 branches of Chinese all carry similar DNA mutations as the people of Southeast Asia. Jin Li and his team of researches assert a different opinion, “We did not see even one single individual that could be considered as a descendant of the h?mo erectus in China, rather, everybody was a descendant of our ancestors from Africa.” He continues, “After I saw the evidence generated in my laboratory. I think we should all be happy with that. Because after all, modern humans from different parts of the world are not so different from each other and we are very close relatives.”
Knowing we are not so different after all, maybe "Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards all men/women can be celebrated with love and kindness around the world this Christmas season, and all seasons to come!
Julianne Jennings (Nottoway) is an anthropologist.