To impose what basically
Still goes on today, you see?
Nas compares the destruction of “mountains with black faces” to what goes on today, namely the beauty culture in America that favours whiteness. Also, Nas is pointing to a reluctance on the part of white people to accept black success and wealth. He suggests that white people are unable to process black opulence and greatness, and so they need to destroy the reminders of these.
The truth of Ancient Black Races and their greatness is hidden just like they tried to hide the fact that the Sphinx is the image of a black person, they hide the fact that the Ancient Israelite people were black now they got a show on History channel and they put Noah and Moses and Abraham as white people when the Jews were always black/brown.
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