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Senate Why is cultural appropriation a thing?

Discussion in 'Community' started by poor yorick, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

    Jun 25, 2002
    Thank you. This. Very much this.
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  2. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

    Apr 17, 2006
    Because we have the most to gain from solving said problem.
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  3. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

    Dec 16, 2012
  4. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jan 10, 2015
    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.
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  5. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 22, 2008
    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:

  6. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Aug 11, 2004
    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.
  7. Abadacus

    Abadacus Jedi Master star 4

    May 4, 2014
    An article very much worth reading on the subject: