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→ You Can’t ‘Steal’ a Culture: In Defense of Cultural Appropriation

pastel-gizibe:

zinge:

dynastylnoire:

uhfriendlyblackhottie:

christel-thoughts:

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

sun-cheyne:

There seems to be two schools of thought on this.

One is that of erasing a culture by imitating, borrowing, copying, or stealing those things that are seen as unique to that particular culture. It is viewed as diminishing those people and their beauty that makes them unique. It can be viewed as a form of mockery, and comes from a long history of things such as black-face, hatred, ugliness, and ignorance of people in power as a means to belittle those they viewed as being inferior.

The other is that by embracing the aspects of other cultures that set people apart, it brings the world more together in unity and understanding.

Both have very valid points.

Except one school of thought has several decades of scientific and academic research and evidence to support it, not to mention the voices and statements from the people in the cultures who are directly affected.

While the other school of thought is primarily made up of the people who profit (directly or indirectly) from that misrepresentation and exploitation, have no evidence to support their point of view, and/or have no actual knowledge or familiarity of the concepts being discussed. 

Pretty clear which one is more valid. 

Take the article you link here, for example, the author repeatedly conflates and confuses various different events and phenomena with appropriation which in fact are not, which undermines the entire basis of their claim/point/hypothesis. 

Again, it’s abundantly clear which is more valid.

also, how the fuck do you have the right to tell an entire culture what the fuck we should take as a compliment? That’s privilege at its apex.

Only white people and white allies would say that theft is a compliment

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You don’t get to marginalize, enslave, disenfranchise, infantilize and talk down to people of other cultures on a nearly constant basis, while simulaneously taking land, taking children, erasing history, erasing religion, demonizing beliefs, and spreading disease and destruction; as white people have done for centuries, and then get to turn around and use the things that are sacred and powerful within the cultures that were oppressed in order to be trendy or fashionable.  Stop.

When someone from the very culture you are imitating tells you they feel hurt and insulted, that means that what you are doing is not appreciating the culture or people.  What you are doing is stealing and hurting.

Fucking. Stop.

EXACTLY.
→ You Can’t ‘Steal’ a Culture: In Defense of Cultural Appropriation

pastel-gizibe:

zinge:

dynastylnoire:

uhfriendlyblackhottie:

christel-thoughts:

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

sun-cheyne:

There seems to be two schools of thought on this.

One is that of erasing a culture by imitating, borrowing, copying, or stealing those things that are seen as unique to that particular culture. It is viewed as diminishing those people and their beauty that makes them unique. It can be viewed as a form of mockery, and comes from a long history of things such as black-face, hatred, ugliness, and ignorance of people in power as a means to belittle those they viewed as being inferior.

The other is that by embracing the aspects of other cultures that set people apart, it brings the world more together in unity and understanding.

Both have very valid points.

Except one school of thought has several decades of scientific and academic research and evidence to support it, not to mention the voices and statements from the people in the cultures who are directly affected.

While the other school of thought is primarily made up of the people who profit (directly or indirectly) from that misrepresentation and exploitation, have no evidence to support their point of view, and/or have no actual knowledge or familiarity of the concepts being discussed. 

Pretty clear which one is more valid. 

Take the article you link here, for example, the author repeatedly conflates and confuses various different events and phenomena with appropriation which in fact are not, which undermines the entire basis of their claim/point/hypothesis. 

Again, it’s abundantly clear which is more valid.

also, how the fuck do you have the right to tell an entire culture what the fuck we should take as a compliment? That’s privilege at its apex.

Only white people and white allies would say that theft is a compliment

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You don’t get to marginalize, enslave, disenfranchise, infantilize and talk down to people of other cultures on a nearly constant basis, while simulaneously taking land, taking children, erasing history, erasing religion, demonizing beliefs, and spreading disease and destruction; as white people have done for centuries, and then get to turn around and use the things that are sacred and powerful within the cultures that were oppressed in order to be trendy or fashionable.  Stop.

When someone from the very culture you are imitating tells you they feel hurt and insulted, that means that what you are doing is not appreciating the culture or people.  What you are doing is stealing and hurting.

Fucking. Stop.

EXACTLY.

castiel-knight-of-hell:

Sam something instead of someone like he’s questioning if he’s even still human, because what human has a name like that

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lamegrownup:

i dont trust people who are attracted to me…like why? write me a 10 page paper with a legitimate thesis and valid points backing up your claim or you fake.

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