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The Hamitic Hypothesis; A Racist Agendum Or The Bitter Truth?

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The Hamitic Hypothesis; A Racist Agendum Or The Bitter Truth?

Before we get to know what irks my thought on the “Hamitic hypothesis” subject, let’s delve into what the internet says it is.

In the history of western Africa thus evolved the so-called “Hamitic hypothesis,” by which it was generally supposed that any progress and development among agricultural Blacks was the result of conquest or infiltration by pastoralists from northern or northeastern Africa.

(https://www.britannica.com›topic
Hamitic hypothesis | African)

So a close friend of mine lured me to have an intellectual intercourse with him on the above subject. Without mincing words, he labelled the theory under discussion as racist. Another, however, labelled it as false.

But I wanted to spice the argument with a little propaganda and took it from a different horizon altogether. Per adventure that it is indeed false, then there is no argument here. On the contrary, if it is tagged as racist then that is where my spicy controversy kicks in.

I vehemently disagreed with the racist stance and took a different analogy.

The fact that they (whoever propounded and advocated for the theory) want Sub-Saharan Africans to feel inferior to Northern Africans is a calculated enigmatic phenomenon. That being said, they can’t be tagged racist [in my candid opinion] because those who have been labelled so have done close to nothing to disprove that assertion.

For instance, if you’re tagged as a failure and lazy because you failed in your Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), it isn’t a problem. It only becomes one if you relax and decide not to prove yourself by passing SSSCE and other certifications.

So, I ask; what have those people who have been tagged as incompetent or no inventors in the then (or even now) Agric sector done over the years to counter the Hamitic Hypothetical stance? Answers needed ASAP!

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C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante

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