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Did Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” movie give the Sphinx a white/European makeover?

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.

The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.

The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face. 

Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.



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The People of Color Activists Whose Voices Are Too Often Missing From Stories About Texas’ ‘Orange Army’


Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion legislation, HB 2, being signed into law in Texas. After reading many articles, interviews, and histories about what happened last year, and how it is remembered, I realized that something was largely missing from these pieces: the voices and stories of activists of color.”

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If you want to know why millennials are far more economically liberal than other generations, consider the news that colleges have started opening on-campus food banks to keep their students from going hungry.

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The college I work for has two food banks one on each campus.

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I was talking to my mom about starting salaries for kids out of college, and she said when she got her first job in 1976, her starting salary was $10,000 a year. I checked an inflation calculator - that’s more than $41k/year in 2014 dollars. College students are broker than ever before, and recent grads are lucky to crack the poverty line in their first year out of school. It’s going to be really interesting in the next half century to see how this generation reacts to starting off in life so far behind.

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And my parents wonder why I’m so terrified….

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At what point do you take girls out of school altogether because boys can’t handle it?
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Requested Hulk as Harry Potter

i will never NOT reblog this omg


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