Asked by Anonymous
I know. Like it’s impossible to argue she’s black unless you just want to ignore literally everything we know about her. Just because she was a Pharaoh of Egypt…like for heaven’s sake, she’s a Ptolemy! She’s a Macedonian Greek! Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 331 BC and installed the Ptolemy line (one of his GREEK generals) in the throne. Like the Ptolemies only spoke and read Greek because they thought Egyptian was “beneath them,” and Cleopatra was (I think) the only Ptolemy to ever learn to read and speak Egyptian. Besides all of her busts and the (very few) descriptions we have of her. Even if you pretend all of the racial diversity Egypt had didn’t exist, there’s no possible way she would be black because she is the descendent of GREEK INVADERS.
Like seriously. I don’t know why this is so hard for people to understand.
And let us not forget that the Ptolemys were notorious inbreeders. Sort of puts a damper on any further discussion. ;]
i think some of those mods from thisisnotjapan should watch this
A Japanese guy talking about every fucking thing I mentioned before about Japan, then got yelled at for.I remember when someone got mad because I said racism against Koreans and Chinese in Japan was a thing
Japan is known for being classist, racist, and xenophobic. Does that mean all Japanese are like that? Nope, not at all, but it is an actual thing over there. It’s not this fantastic weaboo palace people think it is.
Completely true, and it baffles me that people would dispute it. Google it, folks. IIRC, the Gaijin Smash guy once described it as being very hostile to outsiders in general, but somehow more accepting of white and black people than of other Asians.
That video is excellent overall btw. Watch it.
Japan fucking hates China. It’s like these people who deny the racism/classism over there haven’t ever seen the commentary in regards to the island disputes.
I was told by a Japanese guy that the Japanese like whites because we go over there as tourists and are basically a form of entertainment for them. I don’t know how true it is but you never know.
I’m not just picking on Japan, either, other countries like Cuba continue to still hold on to hatred against America and Americans. I’ve heard of Americans going to the Caribbean and whatnot and pretending to be Canadian so they don’t get harassed.
That’s what I told everyone when I went to London.
Whyyyy! i’ve always told people i was from america every time i went to england if they asked they didn’t care
Yeah, generally people in England will be fascinated by your American accent and the shit going on in your country. The general consensus is America is England’s young, beefier, slightly meatheaded brother who is constantly getting into trouble, but with his heart in the right place. We say we don’t like you, but the second we see you we give you a big hug.
Pretty much the attitude for most of the UK really.
— Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, on writing magic. (via theticklishpear)
they’re so CUTE
If Lupita is the real life Disney Princess, can Jennifer be the real life quirky side kick?
This is the best one I’ve seen.