Anthropology and the games it plays
Hamitic is a linguistic classification. Allegedly, the Hamitic language provided the foundation for several ancient languages: Old Egyptian, Coptic, and Lybic. An example of contemporary Hamitic speakers, are the Berbers, who speak Kabyle and Tuareg. However, several Afrikan linguists, particularly, Diop and Obenga, have proven that Old Egyptian and Coptic belong to the Afrikan family of languages. Moreover, to classify a race based on language seems dishonest. At one point, when groups existed in isolation, this was possible. However, once an environment becomes culturally diverse, and there is cultural interchange over long durations, this becomes less likely. The area of the world where so-called Hamitic originated, Western Asia, was the melting pot of the ancient world. This was a “zone of confluence” according to Diop. In this area of the world, it was possible to have any skin color and speak any language. Many non-Greeks adopted Greek during the Hellenistic era, just as the enslavement of Afrikan people by Europeans has forced them to adopt the language of our enslavers. Can we identify the millions of people of Afrikan ancestry that speak English as members of the “English race”?