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Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Old Apr 19th 2012, 6:52 pm
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Default Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

I don't mean because there are Emiratis/Khaleegis with African ancestry, but there is a certain phenotype present in the Emirates and the region that Hamilton mirrors.

The average Western person with mixed Black White ancestry does not look like the specific Emirati phenotype I am thinking of.

Throw a dishdash on Hamilton and he would fit perfectly in the UAE, not something I would say for other Westerners of mixed Black White ancestry.
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Old Apr 19th 2012, 7:03 pm
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Bollox

He just looks like any other mixed lad and has the attitude to go with it. Except he doesn't wear a hoodie.
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 6:42 am
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Originally Posted by Oyibopeppeh View Post
Bollox

He just looks like any other mixed lad and has the attitude to go with it. Except he doesn't wear a hoodie.
Quite - although I disagree that mixed = attitude. A mixed race mate of mine (British, but no Asian/Arabic background afaik) is married to a very blonde British woman. The nudges, winks, and "well done my son" he gets in Arabic was amusing the first 6 months or so, wearying for them both now. Also he get hassled for wearing Western clothing.
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 7:38 am
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Not at all. His face is too round. Snoop Dog looks more Emirati to me.
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 2:08 pm
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

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Not at all. His face is too round. Snoop Dog looks more Emirati to me.
He is also much too handsome to be taken for an Emirati.
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 2:57 pm
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Originally Posted by mentalist View Post
He is also much too handsome to be taken for an Emirati.
Also far too good a driver to be taken for an Emirati.
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Also far too good a driver to be taken for an Emirati.
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

They all look the same to me. Can't tell a toilet cleaner from a multi billionaire
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

what about the BLACK emiratis....I mean as black as Nigerians
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Originally Posted by alfrombarking View Post
what about the BLACK emiratis....I mean as black as Nigerians
What % of Emiratis are noticeably Black?

Hamilton doesn't look like Afro Arab. When Lewis has on a promotional hat he looks like the Emiratis who went to some trendy / designer store and bought any and all stuff.
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
What % of Emiratis are noticeably Black?

Hamilton doesn't look like Afro Arab. When Lewis has on a promotional hat he looks like the Emiratis who went to some trendy / designer store and bought any and all stuff.
I don't know about the percentage but I've me alot of them
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Originally Posted by alfrombarking View Post
I don't know about the percentage but I've me alot of them
Do they face any negativity from the 'White' (Semitic) Arab? When I lived there (Abu Dhabi)I never interacted with Black Arabs but know there is a history of Blacks/Black Arabs derogatorily being called "Abd" (slave/servant) by 'White' Arabs.

A while back I read a BBC article on the roughly 1.8 million Iraqi Arabs of Black African descent and how this community had hoped with the invasion of Iraq, the discrimination they face might subside a bit.
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Old Apr 22nd 2012, 4:14 pm
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
Do they face any negativity from the 'White' (Semitic) Arab? When I lived there (Abu Dhabi)I never interacted with Black Arabs but know there is a history of Blacks/Black Arabs derogatorily being called "Abd" (slave/servant) by 'White' Arabs.
Oman abolished slavery in 1970. Not sure when the UAE did. There are ex-slaves alive today. Do you think they DONT suffer from prejudice?
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Actually, I've met countless black Emiratis in the top (military/defence) and diplomatic circles and some are have no known portfolios but they seem to be major decision makers.

In Saudi Arabia and Morocco, think they are quite visible as key members of the royal families...notably Prince Bandar bin Sultan aka 'Bandar Bush' whose Dad died recently (Prince Sultan) who was the minister of defence while he was KSA's ambassador to the U.S


As for Oman...well, technically it was colonised by Zanzibar (Island off coast Tanzania in East Africa). So its inevitable many of them intermarry with Zanzibaris who emigrated to Oman after the 1960's revolution in Zanzibar which kicked out the Sultan of Oman from Zanzibar where he was based.
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Default Re: Does Lewis Hamilton look like an Emirati?

Originally Posted by alfrombarking View Post
Actually, I've met countless black Emiratis in the top (military/defence) and diplomatic circles and some are have no known portfolios but they seem to be major decision makers.

In Saudi Arabia and Morocco, think they are quite visible as key members of the royal families...notably Prince Bandar bin Sultan aka 'Bandar Bush' whose Dad died recently (Prince Sultan) who was the minister of defence while he was KSA's ambassador to the U.S


As for Oman...well, technically it was colonised by Zanzibar (Island off coast Tanzania in East Africa). So its inevitable many of them intermarry with Zanzibaris who emigrated to Oman after the 1960's revolution in Zanzibar which kicked out the Sultan of Oman from Zanzibar where he was based.
You sure about that? I was always under the impression that Oman colonised Zanzibar, and became the only non-European colonialists in Africa.
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