The liberal narrative on race and racism, and the history of both, is unfortunately no longer restricted to liberals. The neocons (who are just a special case of liberal, anyway) accept it fully, as do virtually all libertarians, and an alarming number of traditional conservatives, AKA paleoconservatives. seem to have bought into it entirely, what with their revisionist view of Martin Luther King as a "conservative" and all.
And one of the essential parts of that liberal narrative is that slavery was invented by White men (slavery in the ancient world is somehow acknowledged without really being counted). And that's the only indication we have in popular culture that the Ancient Egyptians were White. They had slaves, you see, so they had to be White. For all other purposes, of course, the Ancient Egyptians were Black. Just ask your friendly neighborhood Afrocentric screwball.
Anyhow, the element of all this that trumps everything else is the narrative that Black Africans were living in some sort of PC Eden until evil White men dropped in and enslaved them. And that was the beginning of slavery. (Again, never mind the millenia of slavery that had existed all over the world, practiced by every race that could manage it against every other race.) It was invented then and there, when they grabbed Kunta Kinte.
The facts are much different from the narrative. For one thing, the very word "slave" means "Slav," indicating that the Slavic people had been enslaved long before civilized people had even noticed Black Africa. The other fact is that slavery was practiced all over Africa, Blacks enslaving Blacks (and Bushmen, another race), and Arabs dropping in to help organize things. Mostly, of course, White Europeans just went to Africa and bought slaves from African slaveowners. So if American Blacks want reparations for slavery, they should start with their cousins still in Africa, the descendants of those who sold slaves to America.
Of course, the liberal narrative has nothing to do with truth, and never intended to. It's designed to screw over White people and Western Civilization, and is doing a bang-up job of it so far. Another thing left out of that narrative is White slaves.White slaves not in ancient Rome, but White slaves who worked right alongside Black slaves in America and the Caribbean. Over at Takimag [link], Jim Goad tells us about it:
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First off, I have read, and own a copy of, The Redneck Manifesto, and it an absolutely superb book, with lots more to it than what Jim refers to here. You need to read it, too. ASAP
Quibcag: This is an oldie, starring Ayuko Oka of Mysterious Girlfriend X (謎の彼女X. Nazo no Kanojo Ekkusu).