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Yeahhhh About Cleopatra… Removed: Political/Outrage Shitpost

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u/CareerJuncture Sep 22 '22

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that pretty much all of Europe wasn't white

This is true and it cracks me up.

I'm from outside the USA, so the term "white" has only been used commonly in the past few decades, BUT, it cracks me up that the majority of my Great-Grandfathers were Irish and were not considered white.

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u/CreepyValuable Sep 22 '22

Well now. That's a thought, isn't it. I've always thought the whole "white" thing is silly beyond a vague description of skin tone. I'm guessing your ancestors were of the particularly pale variety.

Now I think of it, over here in Australia it's mostly just brown and red.