Galen, a 2nd century Greek philosopher, reduced the traits of the black person to two
- Inordinate length of his penis
- Hilarity, strong propensity for laughter
And since then every racist has worked hard to make these the only or main characteristics of the black person.
It has been said Diop in his writings came out strongly in his defense of the black African. I don’t know how one would respond to this passage from Count Arthur J. Gobineau, who wrote
Whence this rigorous conclusion that the source from which the arts have sprung is alien to the civilizing instincts. It is hidden in the blood of the Blacks.
[..]thus the Black possesses to the highest degree the sensual faculty without which art is not possible ;and, on the other hand, the absence of intellectual aptitudes renders him completely unfit for the culture of the arts, even for the appreciation of what this noble application of the human intelligence can produce of significance. In order to develop his faculties, he must ally himself with a differently gifted race..
The artistic genius, equally foreign to three great types, has manifested itself only after the marriage of Blacks and Whites.
That, my friends is part of the literature written about the Black African not so long ago. I think it will take a long time to correct such a view.