JCC Hipsters

Discussion in 'Community' started by imperial_dork, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    A bit has been personal experience, just the general change in the feel of a room when a minority walks into it. I'm a minority myself and am attuned to the little social cues that pop up, and I catch it when I'm in Williamsburg or Park Slope on weekends. It's when you know you're going to be that "I have an Indian friend/Arabic friend" in someone's future stories when you've only met the person for an evening or two.

    For a less personal anecdote, I would point to the controversies surrounding the Prime 6 hip hop club in Park Slope and the rap ban in Savalas. Basically it's non-native New Yorkers, the majority white, who have moved to western Brooklyn in recent years and gentrified it to the point where they're essentially pushing anyone not like them.
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  2. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    that's really interesting. not surprising, though.
  3. EmpireForever Force Ghost

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    You're not meant to wear socks with deck shoes. They're for the deck--as in boat(which is why they're also called boat shoes), and wearing socks on a boat or at the beach would be silly. The problem is you're not meant to wear deck shoes off of the deck(but then, that's how fashion works--by assimilating functional apparel and making it trendy instead).
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  4. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  5. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    That article is really reaching in places.
  6. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I don't like that new beard coverer thingy that people wear when it's cold out. I see people wearing it around campus even when it's 50 out.
  7. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    How much does a hipster weigh?

    An instagram!
    Last edited by Miana Kenobi, Jan 12, 2013
  8. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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  9. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    What's wrong with Jezebel?
  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    And I am ok with not knowing enough hipsters to have anecdotes to explain it. :p
  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Feminazis!
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  12. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    that is a **** article.
  13. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Jezebel has plenty of issues. There was a hell of an uproar last year when they posted screencaps from a video of rape - this article discusses it.

    The article Ender posted, as has been pointed out by a bunch of people, isn't really a great summary of hipster racism. Sure, it has good points and covers a lot of the big stuff, but it's not informative or persuasive for anyone who doesn't already know about hipster racism, and probably wasn't the best response to the question "what is hipster racism?"
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  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    It does, but the legit issues aren't usually the ones detractors bring up. It's kind of like people who complain about President Obama.
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  15. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    I was just addressing Jello's out of character wide-eyed naivete that Jezebel might not be infallible.
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  16. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Gawker Media.
  17. lexu Force Ghost

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    No, these:

    [IMG]
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  18. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  19. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    they're only ironically ugly, Lexu. gosh
  20. Healer_Leona Scattegories Host. Manager Emeritus

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    I was just talking with my daughter and she told me I'm a hipster. From the food I eat to the music I listen too. I can only hope she's teasing as I've only heard negative things of them. :(
  21. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I don't see what's so bad about being a hipster. I'm a hipster and proud of it.








    ... Hipster still means "person into jazz music," right?
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  22. Healer_Leona Scattegories Host. Manager Emeritus

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    I'm not into jazz.

    So one of us is not. It must be me.

    Phew!
    Last edited by Healer_Leona, Jan 26, 2013
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  23. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    I think it means "person really into hips".
  24. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    SHAKIRA SHAKIRA
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  25. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    I'm pretty sure you can't be, as I get the impression you like things in a very sincere manner.