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Ridley Scott explains why the cast of 'Exodus' is so white: Egypt is "a confluence of cultures." 

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Exodus isn’t out until December, but Ridley Scott has already faced criticism for casting so many white actors in Egyptian and Middle Eastern roles. The most damning example is how the heroes and royals are almost all played by white actors, while most of the black actors in the movie have minor roles as slaves, thieves, and assassins.

In an interview with Yahoo!, Scott explained why he decided on what is described as an “international” cast.

"Egypt wasas it is nowa confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture.”

This makes about as much sense as the explanation that Darren Aronofsky’s Noah had an all-white cast because it was “mythical.”

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These discussions somehow conveniently resulted in white people as the main characters and then black people as the thugs, guards, and thieves.

Funny how that happens and by funny I mean depressing and gross.

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foreveralone-lyguy:

When you realize that someone is only being nice to you because they want something

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Red Velvet :D

Craving anything and everything red velvet. Ahhhh.

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toneverforever:

Post racial Amerikkka

I’m so disgusted.

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Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case

In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.

According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:

“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.

Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.

Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.

I rather resent it when people say Uhura didn’t do anything but say, ‘Hailing frequencies open.’ That’s not true. It demeans my status. Uhura represented womanhood and the breakthrough of cross-racial representation. She represented dignity and intelligence, and no one can take that away from her, or me.

Nichelle Nichols in Starlog, February 1992. (via admiralpulaski)

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