He accuses these classicists of suppressing the numerous connections between African and Near Eastern cultures and early Greek myth and art.
Leading classical scholars, on the other hand, contend that Bernal, like the 19th-century classicists he attacks, uses evidence selectively, uncritically and ahistorically to support his own Afrocentric agenda.
Gone were the text ads for their services, and low and behold, they weren't anywhere near Brooklyn.
The women were now listed in Miami, Seattle, and suburban Washington. What is the motivation in luring horny dudes to a profile of a non-existent person with no monetary exchange, and not even the decency of a robot reply?
They argue that cultural diffusion alone can't account for the distinctive achievements of the Greeks during the Classical Period.
Black Athena can help students begin to distinguish between sound scholarship and cultural bias - whether inherited from the past or imposed by the present.
Of all the dating sites, a photo-based app like Tinder is most like a billboard: it advertises only your best features, with no screen-space for blemishes.
Spambots are a continued problem for Tinder and have bogged down they simply use the prospect of sex to get you to sign up for a hookup site, which actually seems more logical.
Rosette Pambakian, Tinder's Director of Communications, told me via email that they "very recently rolled out a major technical solution to the spambot issue, which should result in measurably less spam and bots than prior." So even the days of these fake escorts seem numbered, if you take Tinder at its word.
At this point I was fairly sure these were spambots, but continued to track down escorts to make sure.
After all, their pictures didn't look that different from real backpage ads you'd find in your local alt weekly.