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If you're from Egypt, why are you white?

UtherPenguin
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2/6/2016 12:30:39 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
I feel personally offended by this movie. Thanks to the convenient help of questionable historical sources my distant ancestors may or may have not been Egyptian. Therefore, this movie is appropriating my culture :(

#StoptheApproprition
#LiekDisIfUcRAIEvERTIEM:(
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2/6/2016 12:32:48 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
On a serious note, I have no idea how Hollywood managed to take a distinctly Egyptian setting and still have a near all-white cast. Like, imagine if I made a movie on Ancient Greece and all the Greek characters were black, I mean, wouldn't you question that decision for even a moment?
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Yassine
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2/6/2016 1:12:10 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 12:26:39 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Oh my God Uther, you can't just ask people why they're white!




- More astonishingly, they speak English!
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2/6/2016 1:23:29 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 1:12:10 AM, Yassine wrote:
At 2/6/2016 12:26:39 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Oh my God Uther, you can't just ask people why they're white!




- More astonishingly, they speak English!

White English speaking Egyptians? Is this the future?
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The-Voice-of-Truth
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2/6/2016 1:52:48 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 12:26:39 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Oh my God Uther, you can't just ask people why they're white!




I do not know if you have noticed this or what, but I have recently seen that Middle-Eastern/North African people are being labelled as "white" on surveys/tests. That's kinda the same thing as this.
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2/6/2016 2:00:12 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 1:52:48 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:

North African people are being labelled as "white" on surveys/tests.

You don't know how hard I'm trying to resist the Mean Girls references.
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2/6/2016 2:15:47 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 2:00:12 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/6/2016 1:52:48 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:

North African people are being labelled as "white" on surveys/tests.

You don't know how hard I'm trying to resist the Mean Girls references.

I'm lost, lol. What reference are you talking about?
Donaldus invictus, libera et impera acerbus et ingens, augusta per angusta.
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Donald invictus, deliver and be tart and huge by narrow.
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Invincible Donald, liberate and rule fierce and mighty, honor through difficulty.

Vaarka swung his sword at the mod. However, since I am now incorporeal, he ends up accidentally striking the entire American landmass (It's a REALLY bastard sword), destroying both continents. Spiders are now at 50% of capacity.
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2/6/2016 2:19:10 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 2:15:47 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 2/6/2016 2:00:12 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/6/2016 1:52:48 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:

North African people are being labelled as "white" on surveys/tests.

You don't know how hard I'm trying to resist the Mean Girls references.

I'm lost, lol. What reference are you talking about?

"If you're from Africa, why are you white?"
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2/6/2016 2:28:09 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 2:19:10 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/6/2016 2:15:47 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:
At 2/6/2016 2:00:12 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 2/6/2016 1:52:48 AM, The-Voice-of-Truth wrote:

North African people are being labelled as "white" on surveys/tests.

You don't know how hard I'm trying to resist the Mean Girls references.

I'm lost, lol. What reference are you talking about?

"If you're from Africa, why are you white?"

Oh, lol.
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Donald invictus, deliver and be tart and huge by narrow.
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Vaarka swung his sword at the mod. However, since I am now incorporeal, he ends up accidentally striking the entire American landmass (It's a REALLY bastard sword), destroying both continents. Spiders are now at 50% of capacity.
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2/12/2016 7:59:09 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/6/2016 12:32:48 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
On a serious note, I have no idea how Hollywood managed to take a distinctly Egyptian setting and still have a near all-white cast. Like, imagine if I made a movie on Ancient Greece and all the Greek characters were black, I mean, wouldn't you question that decision for even a moment?

It seemed so historically accurate too. All that gritty realism completely ruined by one little missed detail...
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2/12/2016 8:28:35 AM
Posted: 11 months ago
At 2/12/2016 7:59:09 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 2/6/2016 12:32:48 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
On a serious note, I have no idea how Hollywood managed to take a distinctly Egyptian setting and still have a near all-white cast. Like, imagine if I made a movie on Ancient Greece and all the Greek characters were black, I mean, wouldn't you question that decision for even a moment?

It seemed so historically accurate too. All that gritty realism completely ruined by one little missed detail...

Like 300, just minus the realism and an overload on the gritty (The entire movie was like one big instagram filter.
"Arms are weak, mom's spaghetti"
-Plato