The Greeks never had democracy though their city-state of Athens contained some of the ideals and procedures modern democracies idealize. The facts are: a minority of people, called citizens, which constituted roughly 10% of the entire population could participate in the government; a majority of the people, non-citizens, were owned by the citizens, so clearly they had no rights; women, who composed a sizable portion of the population had no rights, as they were virtual slaves; persons born elsewhere, but that lived in Athens were not citizens either (foreigners). An equal number, if not most of the features of modern democracies emanate from the Roman Republic, which was never even remotely democratic nor did it claim to be.
If the Kemeyu didn't have science, then how do we explain the following: the ability to preserve the bodies of the decease for thousands of year; erect monumental structures that are still standing which are aligned to stars, the sun, and the earth's axis; produce paints and dyes that are still vibrant after thousands of years. And there are countless examples of their scientific and technological prowess. But for more see Civilization or Barbarism, chapters 16 and 17.
Concerning the racial identity of Socrates and Cleopatra, they are Caucasoid—predominantly. In Socrates' case I says this because there are some bust that show him with a more Africoid phenotype than others, but we can see he is predominantly “white.” Cleopatra was of Ptolemaic descent, that incestuous Greek line that saw brothers marrying sisters, and nieces. Because Cleopatra VII was the only Ptolemaic ruler that spoke Ren-en-Kemet, some Afrikan scholars use this as evidence of an Afrikan heritage. It has also been suggested, but not fully substantiated that her grandmother was a commoner (often a code word for being indigenous). However, all that aside, she was “white.”
The attack on Afrocentricity is intellectually dishonest, fraudulent, and most of all racist. It is part of an on-going attempt by Westerner academia to monopolize information, and even knowledge. What Westerners are in fact doing is attempting to make their myths into history, and especially our history, into myth.