Invaded by the wack diddie wack
And fooled the black, and left us faded

from Public Enemy – Can't Truss It Lyrics on Rap Genius


Africa was invaded by traders from Europe and the Middle East. Blacks who trusted these foreigners were fooled.

Slave masters commonly raped their female slaves, resulting in children of mixed race. Due to generations of this forced “miscegenation”, African-Americans have been “faded” — their skin is lighter than that of their more racially pure counterparts in Africa.

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