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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: 10 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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UtherPenguin
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2/6/2016 12:32:48 AM
Posted: 10 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: 10 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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UtherPenguin
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2/6/2016 1:23:29 AM
Posted: 10 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: 10 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: 10 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: 10 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?
Suh dude

"Because we all know who the most important snowflake in the wasteland is... It's YOU, champ! You're a special snowflake." -Vaarka, 01:30 in the hangouts

"Screw laying siege to Korea. That usually takes an hour or so." -Vaarka

"Crap, what is my religion again?" -Vaarka

I'm Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss, and in 23 years I've learned one thing. You never know what is gonna come through that door.
UtherPenguin
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2/6/2016 2:19:10 AM
Posted: 10 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?"
"Praise Allah."
~YYW
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2/6/2016 2:28:09 AM
Posted: 10 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.
Suh dude

"Because we all know who the most important snowflake in the wasteland is... It's YOU, champ! You're a special snowflake." -Vaarka, 01:30 in the hangouts

"Screw laying siege to Korea. That usually takes an hour or so." -Vaarka

"Crap, what is my religion again?" -Vaarka

I'm Rick Harrison and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss, and in 23 years I've learned one thing. You never know what is gonna come through that door.
Skepsikyma
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2/12/2016 7:59:09 AM
Posted: 10 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...
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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2/12/2016 8:28:35 AM
Posted: 10 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.
"Praise Allah."
~YYW