Discussion in 'Community' started by poor yorick, Aug 5, 2015.
Thank you. This. Very much this.
Because we have the most to gain from solving said problem.
maybe of interest https://www.npr.org/programs/latino...ts-not-just-a-white-thing?showDate=2017-11-03
Cultural appropriation is a thing for many reasons. Some people like to represent other cultures. Others have more lazy, nefarious reasons.
Look at Chaz Lindsay's video about Disney's Pocahontas. You'll get a thorough analysis of how that may be offensive in some films and how it may be useful in some movies. I like her examination of those issues, and I fundamentally agree with her assessment of the racism involved. It's yucky.
This video--which is a parody of white women making "Native-inspired" makeup tutorials--does an excellent (and hilarious) job portraying why cultural appropriation is so problematic, and at the end how you can actually support Native cultures:
I finally listened to this the other day, and it was very interesting. The Chinese woman at the end, I feel, was being melodramatic (Who cares what others think? You know what you are.), but her perspective and experience was also interesting to learn about.
An article very much worth reading on the subject: