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Just a collection of trivial topics and events that some may perceive to be racist, racially discriminative, and/or biased towards those with privilege in the U.S.

#cultural appropriation

So before I say this, I'm not white, I'm Indian, but I live in America. And I don't really see what's wrong with multiple races living in the same area using the same slang? Am I just not seeing the problem? Could you explain why it's bad?

Anonymous

That’s not a problem in itself, that’s cultural diffusion. 

The problem comes into play when people who probably don’t live in that area use the vernacular to mock the people who use it.

~Eon

people against cultural appropriation, more like people for cultural segregation

Anonymous

I know right? Because being against blatant disrespect and trivialization of a cultural tradition is supporting cultural segregation right? It’s not like the distinction between cultural sharing and diffusion and cultural appropriation has been repeated time and time again? Naw, disrespect is the only way to go right anon?

Please go back to your anti-sj/”real” social justice blogs/tia if you got nothing of value to contribute. 

~Eon

So, I'm wondering if you're taught belly dancing my someone who is from a area where belly dance is traditional, is that cultural appropriation?

belovedblabber

It would be cultural sharing depending on which type of dance it is. 

~Eon

msjayjustice:

This is why non black people with ‘dreads’ or some sad attempt at locs piss black people off so much. Black people are normal people. Our hair is normal hair. Whether it is in locs, braids, twists, coils, an afro or any other style under the sun. This ‘othering’ of aspects of our beings, this way of making something that is natural to black people into something that can be ‘alternative’ or ‘cool’ for white people to try is especially tiresome when you remember that many of us have been discriminated against for having our hair in these styles. I deliberately removed personal identifiers from this photo (it was publicly posted) because it’s not about this individual person. Do NOT send her hate mail. I’m glad she’s happy with her hair and that its healthy again. (forcing straight hair into styles that work best on kinky hair CAN be damaging!) I’m not fighting against her. I am fighting the mentality that white/straight hair = normal and black/kinky/loc’ed hair = other/abnormal. I want for us to not be told our natural hair is unprofessional, for our daughters to not have their hair cut by racist teachers in the middle of class, for natural hair styles to not be against the dress code in school. I want people to stop pretending that we aren’t under attack simply for being who we are. I want for loc’ed hair to not be ‘cool & alternative’ on a white woman’s head yet ‘unprofessional/unkempt/dirty’ on a black person’s. 

msjayjustice:

This is why non black people with ‘dreads’ or some sad attempt at locs piss black people off so much. Black people are normal people. Our hair is normal hair. Whether it is in locs, braids, twists, coils, an afro or any other style under the sun. This ‘othering’ of aspects of our beings, this way of making something that is natural to black people into something that can be ‘alternative’ or ‘cool’ for white people to try is especially tiresome when you remember that many of us have been discriminated against for having our hair in these styles. 

I deliberately removed personal identifiers from this photo (it was publicly posted) because it’s not about this individual person. Do NOT send her hate mail. I’m glad she’s happy with her hair and that its healthy again. (forcing straight hair into styles that work best on kinky hair CAN be damaging!) I’m not fighting against her. I am fighting the mentality that white/straight hair = normal and black/kinky/loc’ed hair = other/abnormal. I want for us to not be told our natural hair is unprofessional, for our daughters to not have their hair cut by racist teachers in the middle of class, for natural hair styles to not be against the dress code in school. I want people to stop pretending that we aren’t under attack simply for being who we are. I want for loc’ed hair to not be ‘cool & alternative’ on a white woman’s head yet ‘unprofessional/unkempt/dirty’ on a black person’s. 

(via blackslytherclaw)

bagelarms:

a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down

IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language

IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices. 

(via squishmaster)

If you want to see the undisputed queen of cultural appropriation check out ladycasa on instagram. Her page is highly offensive and disrespectful to all cultures and religions. She sexualizes and appropriates every PoC culture and religion out there. She calls herself a rainbow warrior and an "honorary" Native American. It's sick. She is totally uneducated and says she doesn't believe in appropriation. Someone talk some sense into this disgusting girl. I can't tolerate rave girls.

Anonymous

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I live in Scotland and I've been learning about how tea was appropriated from Asian cultures etc and now I get pretty angry at other people from Britain claiming some sort of monopoly over tea? But yesterday someone on tv said that the British actually brought tea TO India - do you know if this is true or just English bullshit?

Anonymous

I remember reading that in hs. Followers? Maybe someone can clarify?

~Eon

Is it cultural appropriation when whites surf??

Anonymous

I think I tagged a video on the history of surfing that should help you understand the politics and history pertaining to surfing. I would have tagged it under surfing. I’d say this-is-not-hawaiian would be a better blog to ask this as there will probably be better resources on the subject on hand. 

~Eon

I agree with the thing you reblogged about "fashionizing" Hamsas and other religious symbols, but I think the same should be true for all religions, whether it be catholic or Hindu or Judaism or any religion.

Anonymous

puppies2therescue:

reverseracism:

I’m hesitant to say that when it comes to Christianity because it has been used as a reason for imperialism and colonialism. I mean crosses and such has become just another fashion accessory but I wouldn’t say it’s the same.

~Eon

with christianity, it is so pervasive that even with someone wearing crosses for fashion, most people still associate the cross primarily being a religious symbol.

with things like tshirts with hindu gods on them, many people can recognize that they’re hindu religious figures. however, frequently they are more familiar with the depiction in a fashion sense than in a religious sense (eg. they see more people wearing it as a fashion than they see people practicing the hindu religion sincerely).

with things like hamsas, people often have no idea that there even is a religious significance. therefore their entire understanding may be of it as a fashion symbol.

that’s part of what distinguishes crosses and other religious symbols, i think.

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