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Meryl Streep sparks uproar over 'We're all Africans' remarks

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I understand what she is saying....somewhat. If all humankind started in Africa then migrated, like some say, then she is correct.

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I don't understand . Is my english that poor?

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She's probably christian and when she says we all come from Africa then she's going by we all came from Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden which is somewhere in Africa

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She's going by DNA evidence, probably.

But she's been through Hollywood. She ought to know better than to step on someone's privilege.

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Better read up on Afrocentricity guys .

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Actually this a dodge. She is dodging the fact that the Berlin film festival was largely lilly white and that Hollywood lacks diversity.

Hollywood could use some diversity. Lilly white movies out of Hollywood are absolute junk for the most part.

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“The thing that I notice is that there is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture,” she said. “And after all, we’re all from Africa originally, you know. We’re all Berliners; we’re all Africans, really.”

A perfectly understandable and coherent statement.

Anyways, don't believe the hype. The 'backlash' is few and far between and met with equal backlash.

Here's the bottom line folks: most politically active blacks care much more about things like Flint, and Michael Brown than #Oscarssowhite.

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What she says and is perfectly correct with is that we are all the same. We should behave accordingly.

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The humans who stayed in Africa did not interbreed with the Neanderthals so technically, we are not the same.

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She knows her anthropology well.

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They followed an uproar over the all-white Oscar acting nominee selection for a second straight year

What's the big deal?? The "all-Black" BET Awards feature nearly all black actors / entertainers.

Who's griping about that?

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Kabukilover - Hollywood could use some diversity. Lilly white movies out of Hollywood are absolute junk for the most part.

Aren't those the movies with the highest box office returns?

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What she's saying is basically the exact same thing former President Bill Clinton just said the other day in Tennessee while campaigning for Hillary:

"Playing off Congressman Steve Cohen’s introduction that claimed Bill Clinton was just a “stand-in for the first black president,” Clinton told an audience in Memphis, “You know what we learned from the human genome? We learned that unless your ancestors — everyone of you — are 100 percent, 100 percent from sub-Saharan Africa, we are all mixed race people.”

So really, Obama wasn't the "first" black President, Clinton is clearly insinuating here (in a political campaign speech for Hillary) since "we're ALL mixed race people," Obama included.

Anyway, everything is all the fault of White People, don't you know? People of Color have nothing to fix, they're perfect as is, naturally: all their problems come from Whites, as evidenced in this "Black History Month" propaganda piece promoting "White Guilt" (and produced to be shown in American elementary classrooms to encourage acceptance of "White Guilt" and Affirmative Action, aka institutionalized discrimination, in education, by the way.)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/anger-after-students-shown-white-guilt-cartoon-for-black-history-month-a6869796.html

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Well this is not news at all. Whoever has studied the exact history of humans but not Neanderthals would have got it right. Let me sip a tea.

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She ain't wrong.

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Just another Hollywood has-been tossing her lagging career onto the passing coattails of trendiness. Perhaps she should take a flight to the motherland with Jolie, Bullock, Theron and Hanoi Jane to import some more endangered species.

Liberalism is truly a mental illness.

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Just another Hollywood has-been

She was good in "The Deer Hunter." But she was a witch n' Devil wears Prada-

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This we're all African thing has become common currency among western blacks as away to rebuke the notion that blacks are less human; and it's common currency among white liberals who are trying to assuage their white guilt. Both parties are wrong.

Humanity may have evolved out of Africa, but that was an Africa different from the Africa we know today. Today's Africa is a social construct along with all of the other labels-white, black, yellow, brown, and red- that we all aspire to live up to. Do you think those early humans were standing around calling themselves Africans? Do you think they were strutting around patting themselves on the back for being the first humans? In fact, there was no Africa! There was a huge land mass that slowly drifted apart over millennia into the seven continents we have today.

Those early humans were devoid of any of our current social constructs which we're trying to impose on them for our own current political purposes. Those "Africans" we're not African because "Africa " is a label they didn't have to live up to.

Yes, they were melanoid people, but skin color and race are antipodes of each other. Race is nothing more than labels; and racism is systematic processes of making sure everyone lives up to their label.

So when black and white try to say we're all "African" they're just saying that for political purposes.

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I love seeing the PC crowd eating their own.

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