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    (Original post by Yawn11)
    Care to elaborate?

    Naturally i'm assuming you knew i was speaking generally so picking one or two inventions would be a fail.
    It's foolish assume anything, especially over the internet.

    If you think all inventions benefit everyone, you're delusional. There are a whole plethora of inventions that never reach the mainstream market, and are never heard of by the mass market.

    Remember, inventions don't have to be just technological. Even in the technological field: for example (and especially) science, there are so many "inventions", ie to do with scientific research and technique, they will only affect a small number of people who are in direct pathing of it's results, ie only the scientists themselves. I can get my notes out and go through them if you want.

    And this isn't even taking into consideration inventions in literature, art, theatre, architecture, sports etc...
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    (Original post by NigerianStudent)
    The next time one of those ‘people’ says anything about the Internet, I will simply mention the name Philip Emagwali. Philip Emagali is a Nigerian and the father of Super computers.

    http://www.time.com/time/2007/blackhistmth/bios/04.html

    Without him, computers would not talk to each other the way they do and the internet as we know it would not exist.
    I'm sorry but this is nonsense. Utter nonsense.

    By African standards Emeagwali might be a super-duper-giga genius, but by high Western/East Asian academic standards, he is absolutely mediocre. What's so special about him anyway? I don't think the lay reader will be very impressed with his credentials after a bit of research. This Affirmative Action "scientist" won a $1000 prize.
    What else? Let's see what Wikipedia (with references linked to on the website) has to say:

    Apart from the prize itself, there is no evidence that Emeagwali's work was ever accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, nor that it had any other lasting impact on the field of high-performance computing or the development of the Internet. Neither does he hold any recognized patents for his results. (He does, however, own a US trademark for his website name, "EMEAGWALI.COM".) Nevertheless, Emeagwali was voted the "35th-greatest African (and greatest African scientist) of all time" in a survey by New African magazine. His achievements were quoted in a speech by Bill Clinton as an example of what Nigerians could achieve when given the opportunity. He is also a frequent feature of Black History Month articles in the popular press.
    The 35th greatest African? I think that's telling in itself! Anyway, let's continue.

    Emeagwali studied for a Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan from 1987 through 1991. His thesis was not accepted by a committee of internal and external examiners and thus he was not awarded the degree. Emeagwali filed a court challenge, stating that the decision was a violation of his civil rights and that the university had discriminated against him in several ways because of his race. The court challenge was dismissed, as was an appeal to the Michigan state Court of Appeals.
    Yeah, sounds like a real genius. Typical black behaviour, screaming racism when you don't get your own (devious) way. Let's keep going with this.

    A news editorial published on October 18, 2010 by Sahara Reporters, a news agency, refuted all claims by Philip Emeagwali to his claimed success. The newspaper gave evidential and incisive details as to why he could never have achieved all self-described feats, including being the 'Father of the Internet'
    LOL, 'Father of the Internet'. Blacks and their false delusions of grandeur. Typical. Just typical. But I suppose if you come from a worthless people with absolutely no history of worth it's always better to make something up, or at least try steal someone else's history. Philip Emeagwali was a good case in point - thanks for bringing him up.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    Equality and diversity should be promoted and it's a good thing if non-whites get these jobs as it helps everyone attain equality and diversity.
    The whole idea of equality (aka positive discrimination) is a utopia. It's a fact we're all different. What's the point in pretending otherwise?

    Diversity. It creates countless problems and yet I can't think of any advantages to it. Apart from the fact that it clears your conscience, that is.
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    (Original post by Proud2BeEuropean)
    Columbus was actually the greatest explorer of all time.
    Da vinci was actually the greatets painter of all time.
    (Sorry for the sidetrack here) - but both of these views are highly debateable. How do you measure something like 'greatest explorer'? What about Ferdinand Magellan (first man to circumnavigate the globe)? What about Captain Cook, Abel Tasman, Marco Polo, Lewis & Clark, Ibn Battutah, John Cabot, Vasco da Gama?

    Art is completely subjective - some people will say Da Vinci is the greatest painter of all time, yet others will say Van Gogh, others Picasso, others Caravaggio, etc. It's a similar thing with music.
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    (Original post by Anonymous 2011)
    First Human on earth was Black, therefore y'all owe everything to Black people. And if that's not the case, then we all know the White race used Black people for quite some time, the effect of which is still apparent in African countries.
    Your argument is terribly fallacious. Non-sequitur for one
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    (Original post by NigerianStudent)
    Most of Western European scientific discoveries were copies of the original discoveries of Africans. These discoveries and inventions were and are merely improvements on ancient discoveries made by Africans Blacks. Therefore, even if people of European origins have made improvements in ancient technologies and ancient inventions, such as rocketry, computer technology, aerodynamics and others, the basic mathematical formulas and ancient prototypes were invented by Africans.

    SERIOUS White historians know these facts very well they also know that to tell the truth would reveal the dominate position of the Blackman in the bronze-age. Serious white historians know they were barbarians when the foundation of world civilization was built by black men. Few western historians will tell the full story of man's racial history to do so would challenge the Aryan model of history so deeply ingrained in western culture. One fact I will emphasize again and again is that Serious White historians are NOT ignorant of the truth about black history and in many cases they confirm it themselves.
    Do you have evidence for any of these ridiculous claims?

    Obviously there is none. A population with an average IQ of 70 is utterly incapable of inventing anything of use.

    But come now people, we should all sympathize and have pity for NigerianStudent. He's clearly on the far right side of the Nigerian Bell Curve and probably has a fairly acceptable level of functional intelligence. If he was born and lived in Nigeria he would probably become a proud, big shot chief or bureaucrat, what being able to write in full sentences and all.

    But he's not in Nigeria. He's in a whitey country, surrounded by all these smart whiteys and Asians, both groups with high levels of success and an actual written history.

    It must be terrible to feel so inferior. So please people, spare a thought for the plight of our Nigerian friend.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    Society or the diverse group would benefit from the range of skills, talents, opinions and viewpoints. But the group must be tolerant and accepting of each other otherwise diversity won't work and it will spark conflict; the conflict you speak of.
    You're like a Labour parrot.
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    (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
    (Sorry for the sidetrack here) - but both of these views are highly debateable. How do you measure something like 'greatest explorer'? What about Ferdinand Magellan (first man to circumnavigate the globe)? What about Captain Cook, Abel Tasman, Marco Polo, Lewis & Clark, Ibn Battutah, John Cabot, Vasco da Gama?

    Art is completely subjective - some people will say Da Vinci is the greatest painter of all time, yet others will say Van Gogh, others Picasso, others Caravaggio, etc. It's a similar thing with music.
    All the painters and explorers you cited are white. So your point is trivial.
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    OP read this and then go and then go and celebrate in the corner
    Some Inventions Made by Black People

    * air conditioning unit: Frederick M. Jones; July 12, 1949
    * almanac: Benjamin Banneker; Approx 1791
    * auto cut-off switch: Granville T. Woods; January 1,1839
    * auto fishing devise: G. Cook; May 30, 1899
    * automatic gear shift: Richard Spikes; February 28, 1932
    * baby buggy: W.H. Richardson; June 18, 1899
    * bicycle frame: L.R. Johnson; Octber 10, 1899
    * biscuit cutter: A.P. Ashbourne; November 30, 1875
    * blood plasma bag: Charles Drew; Approx. 1945
    * cellular phone: Henry T. Sampson; July 6, 1971
    * chamber commode: T. Elkins; January 3, 1897
    * clothes dryer: G. T. Sampson; June 6, 1862
    * curtain rod: S. R. Scratton; November 30, 1889
    * curtain rod support: William S. Grant; August 4, 1896
    * door knob: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * door stop: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * dust pan: Lawrence P. Ray; August 3, 1897
    * egg beater: Willie Johnson; February 5, 1884
    * electric lampbulb: Lewis Latimer; March 21, 1882
    * elevator: Alexander Miles; October 11, 1867
    * eye protector: P. Johnson; November 2, 1880
    * fire escape ladder: J. W. Winters; May 7, 1878
    * fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; October 26, 1872
    * folding bed: L. C. Bailey; July 18, 1899
    * folding chair: Brody & Surgwar; June 11, 1889
    * fountain pen: W. B. Purvis; January 7, 1890
    * furniture caster: O. A. Fisher; 1878
    * gas mask: Garrett Morgan; October 13, 1914
    * golf tee: T. Grant; December 12, 1899
    * guitar: Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
    * hair brush: Lydia O. Newman; November 15,18--
    * hand stamp: Walter B. Purvis; February 27, 1883
    * horse shoe: J. Ricks; March 30, 1885
    * ice cream scooper: A. L. Cralle; February 2, 1897
    * improv. sugar making: Norbet Rillieux; December 10, 1846
    * insect-destroyer gun: A. C. Richard; February 28, 1899
    * ironing board: Sarah Boone; December 30, 1887
    * key chain: F. J. Loudin; January 9, 1894
    * lantern: Michael C. Harvey; August 19, 1884
    * lawn mower: L. A. Burr; May 19, 1889
    * lawn sprinkler: J. W. Smith; May 4, 1897
    * lemon squeezer: J. Thomas White; December 8, 1893
    * lock: W. A. Martin; July 23, 18--
    * lubricating cup: Ellijah McCoy; November 15, 1895
    * lunch pail: James Robinson; 1887
    * mail box: Paul L. Downing; October 27, 1891
    * mop: Thomas W. Stewart; June 11, 1893
    * motor: Frederick M. Jones; June 27, 1939
    * peanut butter: George Washington Carver; 1896
    * pencil sharpener: J. L. Love; November 23, 1897
    * record player arm: Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
    * refrigerator: J. Standard; June 14, 1891
    * riding saddles: W. D. Davis; October 6, 1895
    * rolling pin: John W. Reed; 1864
    * shampoo headrest: C. O. Bailiff; October 11, 1898
    * spark plug: Edmond Berger; February 2, 1839
    * stethoscope: Imhotep; Ancient Egypt
    * stove: T. A. Carrington; July 25, 1876
    * straightening comb: Madam C. J. Walker; Approx 1905
    * street sweeper: Charles B. Brooks; March 17, 1890
    * phone transmitter: Granville T. Woods; December 2, 1884
    * thermostat control: Frederick M. Jones; February 23, 1960
    * traffic light: Garrett Morgan; November 20, 1923
    * tricycle: M. A. Cherry; May 6, 1886
    * typewriter: Burridge & Marshman; April 7, 1885

    Other things invented by Blacks People
    o Break Dancing
    o Chess
    o Jazz
    o Blues
    o Rap
    o Reggae, Ska
    o Rock and Roll
    o Super Water Blaster
    o Fiber Optics
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    (Original post by NigerianStudent)
    Sure, whites have contributed a lot to science and innovation.

    Happy now ?

    But at the same time, 99.999% of whites have contributed nothing either.
    Where did you get this figure from, could you cite your source please ?
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    (Original post by narusku)
    OP read this and then go and then go and celebrate in the corner
    Some Inventions Made by Black People

    * air conditioning unit: Frederick M. Jones; July 12, 1949
    * almanac: Benjamin Banneker; Approx 1791
    * auto cut-off switch: Granville T. Woods; January 1,1839
    * auto fishing devise: G. Cook; May 30, 1899
    * automatic gear shift: Richard Spikes; February 28, 1932
    * baby buggy: W.H. Richardson; June 18, 1899
    * bicycle frame: L.R. Johnson; Octber 10, 1899
    * biscuit cutter: A.P. Ashbourne; November 30, 1875
    * blood plasma bag: Charles Drew; Approx. 1945
    * cellular phone: Henry T. Sampson; July 6, 1971
    * chamber commode: T. Elkins; January 3, 1897
    * clothes dryer: G. T. Sampson; June 6, 1862
    * curtain rod: S. R. Scratton; November 30, 1889
    * curtain rod support: William S. Grant; August 4, 1896
    * door knob: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * door stop: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * dust pan: Lawrence P. Ray; August 3, 1897
    * egg beater: Willie Johnson; February 5, 1884
    * electric lampbulb: Lewis Latimer; March 21, 1882
    * elevator: Alexander Miles; October 11, 1867
    * eye protector: P. Johnson; November 2, 1880
    * fire escape ladder: J. W. Winters; May 7, 1878
    * fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; October 26, 1872
    * folding bed: L. C. Bailey; July 18, 1899
    * folding chair: Brody & Surgwar; June 11, 1889
    * fountain pen: W. B. Purvis; January 7, 1890
    * furniture caster: O. A. Fisher; 1878
    * gas mask: Garrett Morgan; October 13, 1914
    * golf tee: T. Grant; December 12, 1899
    * guitar: Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
    * hair brush: Lydia O. Newman; November 15,18--
    * hand stamp: Walter B. Purvis; February 27, 1883
    * horse shoe: J. Ricks; March 30, 1885
    * ice cream scooper: A. L. Cralle; February 2, 1897
    * improv. sugar making: Norbet Rillieux; December 10, 1846
    * insect-destroyer gun: A. C. Richard; February 28, 1899
    * ironing board: Sarah Boone; December 30, 1887
    * key chain: F. J. Loudin; January 9, 1894
    * lantern: Michael C. Harvey; August 19, 1884
    * lawn mower: L. A. Burr; May 19, 1889
    * lawn sprinkler: J. W. Smith; May 4, 1897
    * lemon squeezer: J. Thomas White; December 8, 1893
    * lock: W. A. Martin; July 23, 18--
    * lubricating cup: Ellijah McCoy; November 15, 1895
    * lunch pail: James Robinson; 1887
    * mail box: Paul L. Downing; October 27, 1891
    * mop: Thomas W. Stewart; June 11, 1893
    * motor: Frederick M. Jones; June 27, 1939
    * peanut butter: George Washington Carver; 1896
    * pencil sharpener: J. L. Love; November 23, 1897
    * record player arm: Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
    * refrigerator: J. Standard; June 14, 1891
    * riding saddles: W. D. Davis; October 6, 1895
    * rolling pin: John W. Reed; 1864
    * shampoo headrest: C. O. Bailiff; October 11, 1898
    * spark plug: Edmond Berger; February 2, 1839
    * stethoscope: Imhotep; Ancient Egypt
    * stove: T. A. Carrington; July 25, 1876
    * straightening comb: Madam C. J. Walker; Approx 1905
    * street sweeper: Charles B. Brooks; March 17, 1890
    * phone transmitter: Granville T. Woods; December 2, 1884
    * thermostat control: Frederick M. Jones; February 23, 1960
    * traffic light: Garrett Morgan; November 20, 1923
    * tricycle: M. A. Cherry; May 6, 1886
    * typewriter: Burridge & Marshman; April 7, 1885
    ROFLMAO

    This is the most ridiculous claim to inventions I have ever read. And it is totally false Hair brushes were in use by the Romans, the earliest locks were invented by the Chinese and blacks did NOT invent the spark plug or the motor engine.

    Black people invented the doorstop lol, So they stuck a triangle bit of wood to stop the door from closing and this is cited as one of their great inventions ? I am pretty sure people had door stops for as long as we had doors.

    I think the same can also be said for the rolling pin, dust pan , curtain rod and lemon squeezer lol

    And a black person invented the bicycle frame WTF, are you telling me people were riding around on bicyclyes before the bicycle frame was invented.
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    (Original post by narusku)
    OP read this and then go and then go and celebrate in the corner
    Some Inventions Made by Black People

    * air conditioning unit: Frederick M. Jones; July 12, 1949
    * almanac: Benjamin Banneker; Approx 1791
    * auto cut-off switch: Granville T. Woods; January 1,1839
    * auto fishing devise: G. Cook; May 30, 1899
    * automatic gear shift: Richard Spikes; February 28, 1932
    * baby buggy: W.H. Richardson; June 18, 1899
    * bicycle frame: L.R. Johnson; Octber 10, 1899
    * biscuit cutter: A.P. Ashbourne; November 30, 1875
    * blood plasma bag: Charles Drew; Approx. 1945
    * cellular phone: Henry T. Sampson; July 6, 1971
    * chamber commode: T. Elkins; January 3, 1897
    * clothes dryer: G. T. Sampson; June 6, 1862
    * curtain rod: S. R. Scratton; November 30, 1889
    * curtain rod support: William S. Grant; August 4, 1896
    * door knob: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * door stop: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * dust pan: Lawrence P. Ray; August 3, 1897
    * egg beater: Willie Johnson; February 5, 1884
    * electric lampbulb: Lewis Latimer; March 21, 1882
    * elevator: Alexander Miles; October 11, 1867
    * eye protector: P. Johnson; November 2, 1880
    * fire escape ladder: J. W. Winters; May 7, 1878
    * fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; October 26, 1872
    * folding bed: L. C. Bailey; July 18, 1899
    * folding chair: Brody & Surgwar; June 11, 1889
    * fountain pen: W. B. Purvis; January 7, 1890
    * furniture caster: O. A. Fisher; 1878
    * gas mask: Garrett Morgan; October 13, 1914
    * golf tee: T. Grant; December 12, 1899
    * guitar: Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
    * hair brush: Lydia O. Newman; November 15,18--
    * hand stamp: Walter B. Purvis; February 27, 1883
    * horse shoe: J. Ricks; March 30, 1885
    * ice cream scooper: A. L. Cralle; February 2, 1897
    * improv. sugar making: Norbet Rillieux; December 10, 1846
    * insect-destroyer gun: A. C. Richard; February 28, 1899
    * ironing board: Sarah Boone; December 30, 1887
    * key chain: F. J. Loudin; January 9, 1894
    * lantern: Michael C. Harvey; August 19, 1884
    * lawn mower: L. A. Burr; May 19, 1889
    * lawn sprinkler: J. W. Smith; May 4, 1897
    * lemon squeezer: J. Thomas White; December 8, 1893
    * lock: W. A. Martin; July 23, 18--
    * lubricating cup: Ellijah McCoy; November 15, 1895
    * lunch pail: James Robinson; 1887
    * mail box: Paul L. Downing; October 27, 1891
    * mop: Thomas W. Stewart; June 11, 1893
    * motor: Frederick M. Jones; June 27, 1939
    * peanut butter: George Washington Carver; 1896
    * pencil sharpener: J. L. Love; November 23, 1897
    * record player arm: Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
    * refrigerator: J. Standard; June 14, 1891
    * riding saddles: W. D. Davis; October 6, 1895
    * rolling pin: John W. Reed; 1864
    * shampoo headrest: C. O. Bailiff; October 11, 1898
    * spark plug: Edmond Berger; February 2, 1839
    * stethoscope: Imhotep; Ancient Egypt
    * stove: T. A. Carrington; July 25, 1876
    * straightening comb: Madam C. J. Walker; Approx 1905
    * street sweeper: Charles B. Brooks; March 17, 1890
    * phone transmitter: Granville T. Woods; December 2, 1884
    * thermostat control: Frederick M. Jones; February 23, 1960
    * traffic light: Garrett Morgan; November 20, 1923
    * tricycle: M. A. Cherry; May 6, 1886
    * typewriter: Burridge & Marshman; April 7, 1885
    I was hoping someone would post this list of lies. Notice how there are no references or historical explanations backing up any of these ludicrous claims.

    You can find the whole list debunked here.

    (Original post by narusku)
    Other things invented by Blacks People
    o Break Dancing
    o Chess
    o Jazz
    o Blues
    o Rap
    o Reggae, Ska
    o Rock and Roll
    o Super Water Blaster
    o Fiber Optics
    Black invented Fibre Optics? Oh yeah sure, why not. I hear those Ugandan and Zimbabwean scientists are true geniuses. I also heard all those cutting-edge research institutes in the Congo are churning out brilliant nuclear physicists and rocket scientists left right and centre.

    Which reminds me of this gem. From the Discovery website:

    On Oct. 30, 1964, TIME magazine reported on the celebration of the independence of Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia), with its new president, Kenneth Kaunda.
    But as the jubilant crowds celebrated, one man complained that the festivities were interfering with his "space program." Edward Makuka Nkolosoinformed the TIME reporter that his Zambian "astronauts" would beat both the US and the Soviet Union in the space race -- by going to the moon, and then to Mars.
    This was an unusual boast, to say the least. At the time, Zambia's population numbered 3.6 million, with barely 1500 African-born high school graduates and less than 100 college graduates. Nkoloso himself was a grade-school science teacher, and self-appointed director of the country's (unofficial) National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy.
    But he had big dreams, namely, using a catapult-inspired "firing system" to send a 10x6 aluminum and copper rocket holding ten Zambians and a 17-year-old African girl (and her cat) to Mars. He figured he could get them to the moon by 1965. All he needed was $700 million from UNESCO to fund the project.

    In a newspaper editorial, Nkoloso claimed to have studied Mars for some time from telescopes at his "secret headquarters" outside Lusaka, and announced that the planet was populated by primitive natives. (He graciously added that his missionaries would not force the native Martians to convert to Christianity.) In fact, he said, he could have achieved the conquest of Mars a mere few days after Zambia's independence had UNESCO come through with the funding. Oh, he also called for the detention of Russian and American spies trying to steal his "space secrets" -- and his cats.

    It's hard not to like Nkoloso, based on what little we know of him today. Here's a grade school science teacher setting up his own national space program with a small group of trainees who had to roll downhill in a 44-gallon oil drum as part of Nkoloso's plan to simulate the sensation of rushing through space. Zero gravity? He simulated that by having them swing from the end of a long rope, cutting the rope when they reached the highest point so they went into freefall. He also taught them how to walk on their hands, "the only way humans could walk on the moon."
    Naive? Ignorant? Sure. Especially in light of his less than dedicated volunteers: "They won't concentrate on space flight; there's too much love-making when they should be studying the moon," he complained. Indeed, the much-touted girl astronaut, Matha, became pregnant and her parents brought her back to their village.

    Nkoloso's astronauts never got to Mars. Or the moon. Or even out of Lusaka. The Zambian government carefully distanced itself from his project. Even today, the US is the only country to have successfullylanded a spacecraft on Mars, and has yet to spearhead a manned mission to the red planet. But while Nkoloso may have been a bit crazy, he had clearly zeroed in on the future: space travel was going to be a big deal. And he wanted Zambia to be a part of it.
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    (Original post by narusku)
    OP read this and then go and then go and celebrate in the corner
    Some Inventions Made by Black People

    * air conditioning unit: Frederick M. Jones; July 12, 1949
    * almanac: Benjamin Banneker; Approx 1791
    * auto cut-off switch: Granville T. Woods; January 1,1839
    * auto fishing devise: G. Cook; May 30, 1899
    * automatic gear shift: Richard Spikes; February 28, 1932
    * baby buggy: W.H. Richardson; June 18, 1899
    * bicycle frame: L.R. Johnson; Octber 10, 1899
    * biscuit cutter: A.P. Ashbourne; November 30, 1875
    * blood plasma bag: Charles Drew; Approx. 1945
    * cellular phone: Henry T. Sampson; July 6, 1971
    * chamber commode: T. Elkins; January 3, 1897
    * clothes dryer: G. T. Sampson; June 6, 1862
    * curtain rod: S. R. Scratton; November 30, 1889
    * curtain rod support: William S. Grant; August 4, 1896
    * door knob: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * door stop: O. Dorsey; December 10, 1878
    * dust pan: Lawrence P. Ray; August 3, 1897
    * egg beater: Willie Johnson; February 5, 1884
    * electric lampbulb: Lewis Latimer; March 21, 1882
    * elevator: Alexander Miles; October 11, 1867
    * eye protector: P. Johnson; November 2, 1880
    * fire escape ladder: J. W. Winters; May 7, 1878
    * fire extinguisher: T. Marshall; October 26, 1872
    * folding bed: L. C. Bailey; July 18, 1899
    * folding chair: Brody & Surgwar; June 11, 1889
    * fountain pen: W. B. Purvis; January 7, 1890
    * furniture caster: O. A. Fisher; 1878
    * gas mask: Garrett Morgan; October 13, 1914
    * golf tee: T. Grant; December 12, 1899
    * guitar: Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
    * hair brush: Lydia O. Newman; November 15,18--
    * hand stamp: Walter B. Purvis; February 27, 1883
    * horse shoe: J. Ricks; March 30, 1885
    * ice cream scooper: A. L. Cralle; February 2, 1897
    * improv. sugar making: Norbet Rillieux; December 10, 1846
    * insect-destroyer gun: A. C. Richard; February 28, 1899
    * ironing board: Sarah Boone; December 30, 1887
    * key chain: F. J. Loudin; January 9, 1894
    * lantern: Michael C. Harvey; August 19, 1884
    * lawn mower: L. A. Burr; May 19, 1889
    * lawn sprinkler: J. W. Smith; May 4, 1897
    * lemon squeezer: J. Thomas White; December 8, 1893
    * lock: W. A. Martin; July 23, 18--
    * lubricating cup: Ellijah McCoy; November 15, 1895
    * lunch pail: James Robinson; 1887
    * mail box: Paul L. Downing; October 27, 1891
    * mop: Thomas W. Stewart; June 11, 1893
    * motor: Frederick M. Jones; June 27, 1939
    * peanut butter: George Washington Carver; 1896
    * pencil sharpener: J. L. Love; November 23, 1897
    * record player arm: Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
    * refrigerator: J. Standard; June 14, 1891
    * riding saddles: W. D. Davis; October 6, 1895
    * rolling pin: John W. Reed; 1864
    * shampoo headrest: C. O. Bailiff; October 11, 1898
    * spark plug: Edmond Berger; February 2, 1839
    * stethoscope: Imhotep; Ancient Egypt
    * stove: T. A. Carrington; July 25, 1876
    * straightening comb: Madam C. J. Walker; Approx 1905
    * street sweeper: Charles B. Brooks; March 17, 1890
    * phone transmitter: Granville T. Woods; December 2, 1884
    * thermostat control: Frederick M. Jones; February 23, 1960
    * traffic light: Garrett Morgan; November 20, 1923
    * tricycle: M. A. Cherry; May 6, 1886
    * typewriter: Burridge & Marshman; April 7, 1885

    Other things invented by Blacks People
    o Break Dancing
    o Chess
    o Jazz
    o Blues
    o Rap
    o Reggae, Ska
    o Rock and Roll
    o Super Water Blaster
    o Fiber Optics
    If you were trying to prove a point you failed. The majority of those things aren't even inventions, and almost none of them took any kind of mechanical or scientific knowledge. Dustpans have been in use for hundreds of years. And curtain rod? How did this great achiever go so unnoticed? Why isn't he on t-shirts? Were people just nailing their curtains to the ceiling before he came along and put them on a piece of straight metal or what? LOL. I think the funniest thing is that there is a 7 year gap between having curtain rods and curtain rod supports. Did they just leave them to levitate? And they've advanced those types of music, rather than discovered them.
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    ROFLMAO

    This is the most ridiculous claim to inventions I have ever read. And it is totally false Hair brushes were in use by the Romans, the earliest locks were invented by the Chinese and blacks did NOT invent the spark plug or the motor engine.

    Black people invented the doorstop lol, So they stuck a triangle bit of wood to stop the door from closing and this is cited as one of their great inventions ? I am pretty sure people had door stops for as long as we had doors.

    I think the same can also be said for the rolling pin, dust pan , curtain rod and lemon squeezer lol

    And a black person invented the bicycle frame WTF, are you telling me people were riding around on bicyclyes before the bicycle frame was invented.
    You'd be surprised to see how proud Blacks are for these so-called inventions. They seem to take the most pride in George Washington Carver's "invention" of peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. You read that correctly.

    Some invention huh! All you have to do is put a few peanuts in your mouth and chew. What genius! Must've taken him years of intensive research to come up with that!

    The reality is peanut butter had been around for a long, long time. The Aztecs had been eating the stuff for centuries. And anyway it was patented by a Canadian long before any ideas of plagiarism ever entered Carver's thick coconut-skull.

    From the Wikipedia page on peanut butter:

    A popular myth is that George Washington Carver (1864–1943) invented peanut butter. While he is credited with inventing over 300 uses for peanuts, peanut butter was not one of them, as it had already been invented before he commenced research on the legumes around 1915. Nonetheless, this myth is still taught in many American school systems
    Telling.
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    If inventions “prove” one part of mankind is better than all the rest, then the Chinese and black people have a way better claim than whites. White people would be nowhere without four Chinese inventions : Gunpowder, The Compass, Paper and the Printing press. Whites rise to world power was built on these.

    In fact, before 1500 there were very few white inventions but plenty of Chinese and Egyptian ones.The Egyptians invented civilization itself along with stuff like writing, calendars, irrigation, mining, first to study Math, first to build modern cities and so on.

    I have to correct you. Mesopotamia (iraq) was the cradle of civilisation, they invented writing, had the first places of educations, earliest cities, first form of science(astronomy). Iraq is one of the the most influential country in History. Many of the things you have said about the Chinese and the Egyptians were born out of Iraqi work. How is "gunpowder" such a credible invention. One of the best and simple inventions was that of the wheel(made in iraq) although it sound so simple but its still very signifant. The clock you look at has links to iraq.
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    (Original post by Proud2BeEuropean)
    All the painters and explorers you cited are white. So your point is trivial.
    My point wasn't that they weren't white (though saying that, Ibn Battutah wasn't) - hence why I said 'sorry for the sidetrack'. My point was just that you can't say 'da Vinci/ Columbus was the greatest painter/ explorer of all time', because that's just your opinion, and the other painters/ explorers I mentioned could also be called that, by other people.
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    (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
    My point wasn't that they weren't white (though saying that, Ibn Battutah wasn't) - hence why I said 'sorry for the sidetrack'. My point was just that you can't say 'da Vinci/ Columbus was the greatest painter/ explorer of all time', because that's just your opinion, and the other painters/ explorers I mentioned could also be called that, by other people.
    Your point is still is still pedantic and trivial.

    Please go away
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    (Original post by Proud2BeEuropean)
    Your point is still is still pedantic and trivial.

    Please go away
    Piss off yourself. If you can state opinions as if they are facts on this subject, then I'm sure you have been throughout this thread.
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    Piss off yourself. If you can state opinions as if they are facts on this subject, then I'm sure you have been throughout this thread.
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