This picture shows the spread of the Proto Indo Europeans aka the Aryans. They came over to Europe just after the last ice age I believe and brought with them agriculture and the wheel. From my genetic test I know that on my dads side my ancestors were P.I.E.
Places like Iran (translation being land of the Aryans), Anatolia, Turkey etc were the origins of these people, although due to Arab invasions etc these places look A LOT different today, the people of these areas thousands of years ago would’ve have more olive skin with fairer hair and lighter eyes. When these people mixed with the hunter-gatherer/pre ice-age people already in Europe, their knowledge and genes combined and created the amazing race we have today.
We’re responsible for the wheel, agriculture, industrial revolution, classic art, classical music, many many scientific/technological advances (these very computers and internet we are using RIGHT NOW), very rich and diverse heritages across the continent and the greatest empires in history!!
So don’t ever let anyone tell you about “White Guilt” or “White Privilege”. If anything you should feel nothing but PRIDE for you ancestors achievements and what they have allowed us to do as a species. There is NO privilege here…all races started off in the same boat and we worked damn hard to get to where we are today.
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