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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

If an non-black POC wears cultural appropriative things such as dreadlocks, is it still cultural appropriation even if they are a POC but not to that culture?

Anonymous

Depends on what they’re using and what it’s portraying. But people of color can culturally appropriate as well. 

~Eon

pallet-town-julie-brown:

theafroina:

cheritresor:

gridprint:

deezyville:

Seriously…fuck the L.A. Times for this.

oh my god

Seriously

Lololol the article literally said you have to be the right type of person with the right type of outfit aka you have to be white.

can we talk about how all these white women in said cornrowns look really terrible, and they didn’t name one fuqing black woman. You could’ve at least said ciara to at least front like you’re not racist. 

pallet-town-julie-brown:

theafroina:

cheritresor:

gridprint:

deezyville:

Seriously…fuck the L.A. Times for this.

oh my god

Seriously

Lololol the article literally said you have to be the right type of person with the right type of outfit aka you have to be white.

can we talk about how all these white women in said cornrowns look really terrible, and they didn’t name one fuqing black woman. You could’ve at least said ciara to at least front like you’re not racist. 

(via fyeahcracker)

"The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism."

-

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via thisisnotjapan)

(via zeezeeblue)

dunkelrotsonne:

sudobabe:

thensproject:

A Visual Component of Native Spirit.

I had Georgia-based artist, Zeek Nwizu (illustrator of the Native Spirit artwork) provide me with some perspective and narration for this photo story. 

In her words:

"In my opinion native spirit represents a way of expressing and channeling who I am as a human being. To stay true to my internal self with little regards to my external surroundings. It sends off the notion to be yourself and create what you want in your purest form. In relation to connecting with people outside the superficiality and materialism we are all engulfed in daily." — Zeek Nwizu

Photos + concept by Dondre Green

:| :\ :/

please people stop this kind of foolishness

This is cultural appropriation and it’s fucking disgusting

(via catmvra)

Is it cultural appropriation if a person owns a dream catcher or like a statue of a god or idol? Cause I understand how dreads are or wearing Native American headdresses are, but I'm not too sure about how it goes when it comes to buying such stuff. Like I have tiki masks & dream catchers & I don't want to be disrespecting anyone by displaying these, well in my eyes, pieces of symbolic art.

Anonymous

If it wasn’t made/given by a member and/or the proceeds aren’t going to the community then I’d say yes it’s appropriation.

I don’t know about statues of gods and tikis, but my initial response is that they are misrepresentations of the culture and therefore could be appropriation as well. Idk so if a follower has more info, please let us know.

~Eon

Do you think white girls with "french" braids or braids in general is culture appropriation ? Bc i hate this; this is so ugly on their head 😠

Anonymous

Braids can be found in many cultures so no. But it can be cultural appropriation or a cultural double standard enforced by whiteness when a braiding style created and/or generally associated with black culture is received differently when it’s white people doing it. 

~Eon

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

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