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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

are head chains culturally appropriative?

Anonymous

If it resembles the tikka (did I say that right) it may very well be called out as appropriation. I’m not aware of other head jewelry that they could be modeled after. Maybe ask this to youarenotdesi?

~Eon

I really hate this cultural appropriation shit. →

bornabitch-allthedaysandnights:

hypnoticspirit:

Like for real… and I follow a bunch of cool ass blogs, but I cant take seeing this complaint all day, everyday. 
I guess I should keep trying to ignore it like I ignore anime posts that I don’t understand lol but i’m opinionated and I get so annoyed watching people be rude over something that they think one culture should own.

Like wtf!?

Cultural traditions are owned by their members. It’s a concept known as cultural patrimony, and in some cases there are even laws to protect a culture’s ownership over anything from their cultural traditions (even intangible ones) to historical artifacts to national monuments and more.

On top of that cultural appropriation’s consequences are extremely harmful.

"Two ways in which cultural appropriation can be harmful are easily identified. The first sort of harm is violation of a property right … The second sort of harm is an attack on the viability or identity of the cultures or their members.Appropriation that undermines a culture in these ways would certainly cause devastating and clearly wrongful harm to members of the culture … Other acts of appropriation potentially leave members of a culture exposed to discrimination, poverty and lack of opportunity.” - from The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

And if you think being on the outside of this situation is annoying imagine how annoying it must be to see others feel entitled to desecrate and fuck with the same traditions you experience racism and hate crimes for, and also contribute to the racism, poverty and hate crimes you face. 

can't black people appropriate culture too? like when rihanna made asian eyes in her music video and when nicki minaj kept calling herself harajuku barbie and they both dressed up as geisha”s i think?(: like does that count? and if this came off as sarcastic in anyway it wasn't suppose to or rude lol im just wondering! xo

douqhing

Yes people of color can appropriate cultural traditions as well.

~Eon

dynastylnoire:

bluesthroat:

amethystvexx:

dynastylnoire:

whitepeoplestealingculture:


seen at afropunk2k14

The desperate white girl who results to racism to fit in with the Black people
 - Jess

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

I don’t even have words….. What is she even… I… What the fuck?????

I see a girl who follows a style she likes becaude she feels like herself that way. Get over yourselves

We’re too busy getting shot to death for being black right Get back to us with your demands when white people stop killings us. 



This is some white nonsense. Someone should have told her this ain’t coachella.

dynastylnoire:

bluesthroat:

amethystvexx:

dynastylnoire:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

seen at afropunk2k14
The desperate white girl who results to racism to fit in with the Black people

- Jess

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh

I don’t even have words….. What is she even… I… What the fuck?????

I see a girl who follows a style she likes becaude she feels like herself that way. Get over yourselves

We’re too busy getting shot to death for being black right Get back to us with your demands when white people stop killings us.

This is some white nonsense. Someone should have told her this ain’t coachella.

@anon learning foreign languages can be useful and fun but if you are white and a native English speaker you're often viewed as adventurous and intelligent for learning a foreign language, while non-white people whose foreign language is something other than English who learn English are made fun of for their accents and told "go back to [other country that may or may not even be their native country]" ... just something to keep in mind about perspectives

Anonymous

How is wearing a turban disrespectful but people wearing African print as they not? That makes no sense everything was taken from other cultures. Is Elvis disrespectful because he popularized rock n roll/rhythm and blues? I'm confused.

Anonymous

Key words here are taken and shared. And you serious about that Elvis question?

~Eon

I’ve a question about cultural appropriation. I think I know the answer but I’m just curious where it comes to our (black) people from whence a lot of things and cultures have their very origin. Do we get a pass so long as we are knowledgeable of what it is we are doing as well as respectful as possible?

No one gets a pass on cultural appropriation. What you’re describing is cultural sharing as long as you were invited into the tradition or just appreciation. Cultural Appropriation=/=Cultural Sharing. 

~Eon

And people want to defend cultural appropriation by saying “let people wear what they’re comfortable in!”

But let a young black man walk out with his pants sagging and get fined, these people will probably be the same ones supporting that ban.

"Culture is meant to be spread! So cultural appropriation is good/natural/doesn’t exist!"

Nah, culture is meant to be practiced first and foremost. It happens to spread through cultural sharing and/or diffusion. Stop making excuses to disrespect cultures under the guise of appreciation.

~Eon

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