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Old 01-18-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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You don't know how hard it is sometimes to explain the term to people who are Egyptian...
I don't understand what you mean?
Egypt is in Africa, just like Istanbul (Turkey) is in both Europe and Asia.
What's confusing about that?

 
Old 01-18-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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I don't understand what you mean?
Egypt is in Africa, just like Istanbul (Turkey) is in both Europe and Asia.
What's confusing about that?
In graduate school friends would attend African Student meetings, and be looked at very strangely by other people there, and realize very quickly that the meeting wasn't actually intended to be for them.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:24 AM
 
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In graduate school friends would attend African Student meetings, and be looked at very strangely by other people there, and realize very quickly that the meeting wasn't actually intended to be for them.
What you are saying doesn't make sense.
I knew a lot of people that were members of the African student association and I knew 2 of them that were from Egypt.
As a matter of fact, I still have my shirt that I got when I played in the "ASA - African Student Association soccer tournament" about 7 years ago.

What made them think that it wasn't for them?
Egyptians speak the same language that is spoken in most of Northern Africa.

Sounds to me like a made up story.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Most people in Northern Africa are mostly white (Arab, Berber, etc.). Many of them are mixed with sub-Saharan African, especially Egyptians; but some forms asking for ethnicity describe white or Caucasian as having ancestry from Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East. When black is described, it's described as having ancestry from sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:26 AM
 
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Give me a moment and I'll give you something to read.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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Most people in Northern Africa are mostly white (Arab, Berber, etc.). Many of them are mixed with sub-Saharan African, especially Egyptians; but some forms asking for ethnicity describe white or Caucasian as having ancestry from Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East. When black is described, it's described as having ancestry from sub-Saharan Africa.
Have you ever heard of the word "Nubian"
Do you know where "Nubia" is located?
Nubia is pretty much what today is Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan.

Who are the Nubians?

Although Sudan had remained the main homeland of Nubians through their long history, many of their descendants is today's Egypt. But still the majority of Nubians of today are Sudanese. With only a population of slightly above 300,000 they are a minority in both countries. Nevertheless being of African descent they resemble other Sudanese people more than Egyptians.


Here's what Nubian people look like, shown in a book from 1890,
A Nubian Man and Woman

 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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That still means I'm correct; most Egyptians are not of mostly sub-Saharan African descent.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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That still means I'm correct; most Egyptians are not of mostly sub-Saharan African descent.
You might be right (to me they look Puertorican)
but what's you point with that?

I don't go to events and walk out if 90% of the people there don't look like Alex Rodriguez or Miles Austin (I'm being humble )
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I was responding to your response to my post which was explaining why some sub-Saharan Africans might not see Egyptians as really being African as portrayed in an earlier post. What was the point of showing me an article about Nubians?
 
Old 01-18-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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San Antonio is what you make of it. Are there better places to live in the country?....Hell yes......but mostly its attitude. If you hate a place then you will always look at it negatively.....try spinning it around and it may not be so bad
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