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