Black actors and actresses are not always written out of historical dramas. For example black actors and actresses are used alot in historical based porn, I'm reliabily informed.
Black people, Africans, Whites. Aren't there more appropriate descriptions? Humans, folk, etc... Thing is with the way our planet is now, we seem to have forgotten that we are all humans. Left, right, Dem, Rep, Tory, Conservative, 1%, etc.. Something is not right. The article was interesting. thank you for sharing. 💃
People forget prior to African Slave trade, Europe had loads of Africans/Moors for about 700 years; and before that the constant exchange between the Greco-Roman empires and Africa. Rome had several African emperors.
race is only one...."human " people like to separate, is because they need to feel better than other, most of the time superior or scare about other terrestrial.
It's a question of calculus - black impact on Britain tends to 0 - picking out the odd example of someone not white as an example to prove the point of millions of them now is intellectually lazy, disingenuous and downright moronic
There was a reasonable criticism of the BBC suggesting that the Roman family in the controversial video was 'typical'. Most people accept the presence of black people in our history.
There were so many - of all colours and races - over millennia, and not just in Britain. There's simply no unwriting of that fact. I think those "whitewashers" would probably also deny that we have no Neanderthal DNA in us - and Gee, who knows what swarthy complexion they may have had...
Racism obviously. A fundamental, ingrained, deadening vein of racism. Do yourself a favour; for one day, go about with a young person of colour; visit ticket booths at stations and so on - and listen to the way that voices change between serving you and your companion. You'll never ask that question again. Better still; look for the article about depression in today's Guardian - read until you get to 'Iranian businessman in a shiny suit...'
the Numidians were a warlike race who fought for Hannibal against Rome, I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Romans admired them and folded them into the Roman army, so to me it makes perfect sense to find that the Roman army of occupation had more than a few black faces in it's ranks.
Yes blacks have existed in britain in non-negligible numbers since the age of colonization. But to propose that there were black celts or black barons at the signing of the magna carta is revisionism