There's a lot to unpackage there. 10 years ago would be 2011, the only culture I can think of being made fun of on a regular then were the Farrakhan's as far as black people go. Mostly because of how the guy talked, probably didn't help that he indirectly admitted to playing a part in killing Malcolm X.If other people were making fun of your culture then, when you were 7, chances are it was people who looked a lot like you but did not share that culture. I saw that sometimes with my clients who were Ethiopian. It's a rich and ancient culture which I only saw the bare bones of, but enjoyed whatever they were willing to share. They were treated with disrespect by their neighbors however, they were African and proud of it, that they did not identify with white is bad earned them some hate and discontent from African Americans.It is indeed a double standard if you get angry that someone white gets praise for what you in your community get flak for, so you give them flak for it too. Anyway, if you don't want elements of your culture appropriated, copyright them. Make people pay money to your culture's corporation if it really is that important. Native Americans turned around being given worthless land for the most part and ridicule over being drunks, and unemployed, in large part because of worthless land with no future, by building casinos to make that worthless land more valuable then most of the state around them. Why worry about someone's negative opinion if you can get their money? I'm being serious, you could today, at your age go start an S-class corporation, for profit, to preserve heritage, whatever, and copyright a dance, song, outfit, sell it, and get "your" people on board by simply saying they can agree to sell it through you, or get sued by you. The alternative is someone else does the same thing, because they don't want to get sued for "appropriating" something that has been part of their business model for decades.
@dasiy“Well it’s about white people...”Really? Only WHITE PEOPLE.You’re a racist.
I’m not racist because you can’t be racist to white people. And i only meant white people in general because they’re the ones who usually appropriate other cultures and the whole historical context dumbass
Daisy, anyone can be racist to anyone, look it up. Whites can be racist to whites, blacks to blacks, brown to white, you can have oh so many variations of racism and discrimination.You, personally, currently aren't racist because you don't have the power to be, you're merely prejudiced. Knowledge is power, so if you want the power to move from prejudice to racism, you need to gain more power.
You’re wrong i think a lot of people without ‘power’ are plenty racist, the whole point of racism is ignorance. And no, i think you should look up that you can’t be racist to white people, discriminate, but can’t be racist. Why would a white person hate another white person for the colour of their skin? They can hate the country they’re from sure but that’s more xenophobia. And sure call me prejudiced just because I said white people but exactly my point that it’s easier for you, a white person, to just bs about how white people aren’t the only racists when you’re the biggest And i think I have plenty of knowledge on that
Ok, you have what is called confirmation bias. I have no doubt that you have had some bad experiences with harsh words and what not in your past, but you're taking the actions of individuals as representative of groups (while ignoring internal strife). Also experiences that you've lived second-hand. Try to calm yourself and think objectively, or at least form your own opinions rather than let other people form them for you, right or left.Neither agenda cares about you, how their agenda affects your future, or your children's future. The Democrat agenda of hatred and racism does not help me or my family, or their future. The Republican agenda of turtling and doing nothing does not help us either. There are individuals that try to make positive change, but those are diamonds in the rough, and more likely than not cannibalized by their peers.Read, think, and before you insult me, consider that the idea I gave you of putting a price tag on the elements of culture which you don't want other people using... it's actually an effective one.Why would I give you that advice from an "ignorant racist" stand-point? Money is green, no one is prejudiced or racist against the green. Envious, sure, but that's a personal problem.
I am forming my own opinion. I’m not American so I don’t follow the whole republican/democrat thing, we have two main parties who are pretty centre/centre right and no one has to tell me that racism is wrong or that people are generally pretty terrible, especially white people. And sure, not all white people are horrible I’m not saying that, but white people are more easily ignorant. Also, you sound very patronising telling me to ‘calm down’ and ‘read and think’, I can do all that myself thanks
I feel you're 100% right, like if a white suburb tried a day of the dead tradition with sugar skulls for anything other than decorative purposes, that would be pretty jacked up.I like that though and feel it's more accurate, cultural appreciation. No one's eating at Asian, Latino, or African restaurants out of spite. Hell, even if they were it's still adding to the bottom line of them getting more business. "I hate you so take my money!" lol
I hope it never gets to your end statement, seems that part happens more in major cities in the US. "You triggered me and have to die" it's insane to me that an insane mindset like that is being viewed as acceptable by many people.Your earlier sentiments seem more like the way to eliminate systemic racism, real or perceived. It's tough to push against a group or say you're superior to them when you can't point to many, if any major differences between yourselves, your goals, lifestyle, so on and so forth.
I actually hate racism as much as people I disagree with will call me a part of the problem. Anti-racism has become racism towards white people in my opinion. This is bullshit. I got a functioning bullshit radar. I used to be what was bordering a bleeding-heart liberal in my teens but my way was like the best of MLK: focus on individuals, not their skin color. Now I talk about doing this and people call me racist. WTF. I hate this shit. Cultural appropriation -- that's faggot talk.
Now that is a man with a truly impressive life and tragic ending. On the other part I do so hope this woke movement loses rather than gains steam.
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Oh man do you have your work cut out for you in South Africa. I only knew two people from there for a significant length of time, one from a rich background, one working class, but they described two different worlds. One of hunting from helicopters, sometimes hunting poachers, another of being glad to be gone, and how nothing would get her to go back, until her husband was abusive and she decided yeah, this visa isn't worth it, I'm going back.I've always wanted to visit there, I hear there are a lot of opportunities if you're willing to transport goods from SA to other countries in Africa.
Yes we do have wildlife as pets in our backyard. You can play with lions and take a walk with giraffes 🤣🤣🤣🤣It's so diverse. Yes we have quite wealthy people here with acquired taste for peculiar activities. I always find it amusing how so many people can't believe how I can live here? My friends from abroad enjoy their holidays here. I love it, it has it's challenges but so does everywhere else. It's so beautiful. I consider myself one of the lucky ones.
I don't doubt it, both of them consistently described that falling into poverty was the biggest nightmare you could encounter there. Like once it happened, there was no chance of coming out of it, just a slow grind until you can't work hard enough to survive anymore.I get the same reaction sometimes to living in Louisiana, especially trying to stay more rural and close to the wetlands. Yeah, it might flood a lot, be poor, and ill educated compared to the rest of the US, but it's beautiful here, a place I enjoy calling home, and if I want something different, there's always travel :)I figure every day I wake up is a lucky day, once upon a time I never could have imagined living to be this old, much less what I would do. It feels nice to simply be alive.
Thanks for your input. It's inspirational.
I'm sorry man, I think I get what you're trying to say, but I think autocorrect jacked up your first sentence something awful so I'm not sure. No idea why this site pushes autocorrect after hitting submit...
Yeah it really did wow sometimrs this things real bad
Oh yeah, I've met so many 4 year old's that can think past "play", "favorite food", and "no bedtime!" I didn't realize things spread and got judgmental to that degree... It worked out well for the Catholic church monopolizing worship, right? lol
I was reading somewhere that they're losing a lot of their funding with the gamestop thing. The venture capitalists are asking for a return on their investment... and they don't have it. That makes me smile a little.
I’m sorry. You lost me. What does this have to do with cultural appropriation?
The woke losing funding means having to consolidate and pick their battles, or simply lose them all. I doubt this would be a hill they'd defend. Though it sure would be funny if they did lol
Ahhh. For the sake of our country I hope you’re right.
Me too, it won't undo the damage already done though, or that will be done. The left may be pushing the agenda to shred the constitution or simply ignore it, but what do you think the chances are that anyone from the right would give up that power, or even more unlikely repeal the possibility of it being consolidated again for "the right reasons"?If there was a cohesive third party, like back in 2000 if Al Gore hadn't just given up after losing an election and pursued his far left party, I feel a lot of this wouldn't be on the snowballing collision course of the USA dissolving into territories, city-states, and areas of anarchy.
So is it simple hypocrisy?
It's hypocrisy in the sense that some people of color will complain any time that a white person does something that's unique to other cultures.Meanwhile people of color use everything that white people invented and even complain about things like "When will Superman be black" etc. It's okay for other races to do anything white people created, but if a white person does their stuff it's cultural appropriation.
How does it make them the victim though? Doesn't the promotion of their culture validate it more and nullify any criticism or complaint that people who are actually racist to their practices may have?I'm honestly curious there, I asked this because a girl on here asked a question about cultural appropriation and I went into how SK used K-pop as a weapon against being absorbed by NK, and I had to look a lot up, and none of it made sense to me. Like NK, SK, and K-pop did, brilliant play, but the cultural appropriation part did not.
How does it make them the victim? It obviously doesn't, but in their minds they believe something is being taken from them without their consent, i. e. they are being victimized, and as "victims" they have more excuses for failure. It's a common mindset today among certain groups.
But the CEO of Taco Bell is white...