Originally Posted by txtebow
and I think it was he who made the semantic argument that because the people who reside in what is now called Italy didn't call themselves "Italian" during the Roman age that that meant somehow the center piece of the Roman empire was not in fact based on Italian culture.....because they didn't "call themselves Italian" --what pure disingenuous hogwash.
Actually it was me. And it's true. Do some reading. Italians were looked down upon and treated like **** by the Romans for hundreds of years. Care to explain why there was so much animosity against Gaius Marius? What did you think the Italian Social War? The Romans were basically using the Italian troops as cannon fodder against the Germanic tribes...why? Because Italians aren't worth a **** (according to Romans). If you called yourself an Italian to a Roman, they would have laughed at you.
Lets also talk again about that multi-region migration theory that supports the idea that humans have interbred through the duration of their evolutionary journey, and as a result has completely blown out of the water your absurd idea that humans of one race are evolutionarily different than others.
Awwwww. Sad racist is sad. And lacking in education.