Cultural appropriation and Native American wisdom.

“The problem with quotes on the Internet is that their sources are extremely hard to verify.”
-Abraham Lincoln

And see, there are so many things out there like that where some bit of human wisdom or snippet of humor is attributed to somebody, or anybody, or George Carlin, or Mother Teresa, or Bill Cosby, or Rameumptom X. 1,534 more words

Culture

Cultural Appropriation is Not a Bad Thing

I have had to deal with a lot of pseudo-intellectual bullshit as an undergraduate English student, mainly in mandatory Cultural Studies classes. ‘Cultural appropriation’ is one of the many terms so-called academics in that faculty throw around to justify the ersatz enlightenment afforded to them by their PHD in God-knows-what studies. 579 more words

Musings

On cultural appropriation...

“Part of the problem with cultural appropriation is the entitlement involved—that sense that, for a certain kind of person, the whole world is waiting to be mined, packaged, and sold, regardless of what the things in question mean to people, or whom such selling benefits. 210 more words

10 times the fashion at Met Gala 2015 was more ridiculous than the celebrities wearing it - Artbeat

The Met Gala is an annual charity event at which the rich and famous play dress-up to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. 123 more words

Miscellaneous

 Canada's Multicultural Heritage: An Inherently Priviledged National Identity.

While living abroad the most common question I’m asked is, “where are you from?” And as a result I’ve become far more aware of Canada’s international reputation. 1,932 more words

China: Through the Looking Glass and Cultural Appropriation

As I’m sure the entire world knows by now, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala (also known as the Met Gala or Met Ball) was held in New York City on May 4.  590 more words

Coachella: Cultural Appropriation, Rape T-Shirts and Why We Should Care

Ah, Coachella. The most glamorous and star-studded of all the festivals, always enshrined in sunlight and bedecked with flower crowns. We don’t have an equivalent in soggy Britain, not even in the form of our hallowed Glastonbury with its miles of mud and ageing hippies complaining that the whole things has become too commercial. 608 more words

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