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October 20, 2012 8:46 AM   Subscribe

'Afghan' is a short film by Pardis Parker about finding 'Go Home Arab' spray-painted on his car.
posted by secretdark (16 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pardis Parker.
posted by rh at 9:27 AM on October 20, 2012


Go home Canadian!
posted by Brocktoon at 10:15 AM on October 20, 2012


Trekkies = Virgins. Wecome to the afterlife "Martyr".

Go home nerds.
posted by three blind mice at 10:37 AM on October 20, 2012


Trekkies = Virgins. Wecome to the afterlife "Martyr".

Go home nerds.


It took me so long to figure that one out.
posted by molecicco at 11:06 AM on October 20, 2012


Maz Jobrani's version.
posted by zouhair at 12:03 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


I enjoyed that, thanks for posting this.
posted by spiderskull at 12:48 PM on October 20, 2012


I wanted to like that more than I did. The music kind of bugged me. Also people from Afghanistan aren't Arabs, which might have been a point they made that I missed.
posted by sweetkid at 1:10 PM on October 20, 2012


"Also people from Afghanistan aren't Arabs, which might have been a point they made that I missed."

That people who are racist often lump individuals into broad categories... arab, asian, muslim etc. These categorisations are often totally incorrect - based on total ignorance of cultures, religions etc. To a racist, the fact that this person is from Afganistan is probably totally irrelevant. He has darker skin... or darker hair... or "looks arabic" and therefor is an arab.
posted by greenhornet at 1:53 PM on October 20, 2012


Yes, I know that. I just thought they might have made the point in the film, because I'm sure a lot of people watching don't realize this, just like the million people who think Pakistan is "Middle East."
posted by sweetkid at 2:01 PM on October 20, 2012


Go home loyalists!

Go home everyone!
posted by clvrmnky at 4:23 PM on October 20, 2012


That people who are racist often lump individuals into broad categories... arab, asian, muslim etc.

A Filipino friend got "wetback" shouted at him once. Accuracy isn't at the forefront of the list of priorities for racist asswipes.
posted by Artw at 6:01 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


Right, but you don't even need to be a racist asswipe to think people from Afghanistan are Arab or Pakistanis are from the Middle East. The misinformation is pretty rampant.
posted by sweetkid at 6:07 PM on October 20, 2012


I wanted to like that more than I did.

Me too. The Maz Jobrani film made me LOL though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:16 AM on October 21, 2012


I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 
posted by Artw at 7:51 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Artw, food for thought! Problem is, the AWipes aren't that good with teh thinking. It hurts.
posted by BlueHorse at 1:30 PM on October 21, 2012


A great film, and unusually for videos posted on Metafilter, it was filmed right (well, diagonally) across the street from my house.
posted by Flashman at 8:57 PM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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