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Old 05-18-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default Cultural Appropriation?

What is the deal with people claiming this?

It seems odd that every now and then you'll see someone get angry claiming that people are "stealing" from their particular culture, as if we don't ALL use things created by other cultures.

I'm not Italian, but I play piano. I've never felt like I'm "stealing" or "appropriating" Italian culture.

It's just strange to see people make these accusations while being oblivious that they themselves use countless things created by cultures other than their own.

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Old 05-18-2015, 05:40 PM   #2
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provide some sort of context
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:41 PM   #3
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what's that mean?
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:44 PM   #4
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what's that mean?

It's a feminism thing. You wouldn't like it.
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what's that mean?
it's essentially the exploitation of a culture without taking into context the history and traditions.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:55 PM   #6
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provide some sort of context
Edited my original post.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:57 PM   #7
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It seems odd that every now and then you'll see someone get angry claiming that people are "stealing" from their particular culture, as if we don't ALL use things created by other cultures.

I'm not Italian, but I play piano. I've never felt like I'm "stealing" or "appropriating" Italian culture.

It's just strange to see people make these accusations while being oblivious that they themselves use countless things created by cultures other than their own.
There's a fine line between taking part and taking advantage. But I really don't see culture appropriation thrown around all that much - as it shouldn't be.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:59 PM   #8
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When is the last time you heard of a Chinese guy crying about cultural appropriation? It doesn't happen. It's usually only particular ethnic groups this occurs with.
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When is the last time you heard of a Chinese guy crying about cultural appropriation? It doesn't happen. It's usually only particular ethnic groups this occurs with.
I've never seen a Chinese guy doing it, but I've definitely seen Asian American SJWs get really pissed about white female celebrities wearing an oriental looking dress or putting chops sticks in their hair or something.
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The worst is black people who whine about white people participating in hip hop.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:20 PM   #11
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The worst is black people who whine about white people participating in hip hop.
But for some reason, it's perfectly fine for them to participate in things created by other cultures. Not only is it ok, but it would be horrifically racist if someone told them they shouldn't.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:20 PM   #12
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But for some reason, it's perfectly fine for them to participate in things created by other cultures. Not only is it ok, but it would be horrifically racist if someone told them they shouldn't.

Usually with black people, elements of the culture are appropriated but black people are looked down upon for doing the same thing. E.g. things like braids/cornrows are fashionable now but they're ghetto on black people
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I've never seen a Chinese guy doing it, but I've definitely seen Asian American SJWs get really pissed about white female celebrities wearing an oriental looking dress or putting chops sticks in their hair or something.


True.

Also seen it when white celebrities wear Native American gear.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:41 PM   #14
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Usually with black people, elements of the culture are appropriated but black people are looked down upon for doing the same thing. E.g. things like braids/cornrows are fashionable now but they're ghetto on black people
Since when are braids "black culture"?

All humans have been doing braids for literally thousands of years. The woman in Ancient Greek art have braided hair. Native Americans braided their hair, and they broke off from the rest of the known world like 20,000 years ago.

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Old 05-18-2015, 09:15 PM   #15
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Since when are braids "black culture"?

All humans have been doing braids for literally thousands of years. The woman in Ancient Greek art have braided hair. Native Americans braided their hair, and they broke off from the rest of the known world like 20,000 years ago.

Not braids like this



I mean Iverson style braids. Kendall Jenner had a picture with cornrows in her hair and it was called "epic" by Marie Claire, despite being a hairstyle that black people use simply for convenience.
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