Now I remember why I don’t get on here that often. There are too many uneducated hypocrites on here for me. Most of these people (can I say people? Some may say it’s offensive) are so concerned about beingg politically correct that they’re not realizing that if their idealology were to go…
I have bad news for you, but concern over cultural appropriation is not political correctness, and it’s already the mainstream.
Clearly you have never learned that cultural appropriation is an anthropological concept, and that the way it is discussed on tumblr is primarily the same context it’s discussed in the academic field.
You have also clearly not learned that there is another anthropoligcal concept, cultural patrimony, which is incorporated into our laws, from a local to international level. Cultural patrimony is the idea members of a culture collectively own all traditions (tangible and intangible), ancestral human remains, historical artifacts, and sometimes even national and natural monuments.
You also clearly don’t understand the concepts of historical context or power imbalances.
And actually, it’s appropriation itself that segregates and separates, not advocating against it. For one, the misconception you’re believing is spread by trolls and actual white supremacists in an attempt to discount appropriation as a concept, as is shown in this post here. Appropriation itself is a form of segregation because when people appropriate, they’re taking our traditions without wanting to actually be involved or interact with the people in the cultures in the first place, as this post explains so eloquently.
What keeps people divided is the exploitation, decontextualization and misrepresentation of their traditions, which reinforces hundreds-of-years-old power imbalances between privileged and marginalized groups, not advocating that people respect and honor marginalized cultures’ boundaries.
First off, you have misconstrued my points. I did not say that cultrural appropiation is political correctness but that some are using it to be politically correct and segregate others.
Secondly, the reason I made this post is not due to the white folks on here or trolls but due to the large number of blacks on here that were telling other “races” which words they can & cannot use. For the most part, all you did was reiterate my points instead of coming up with anything different to bring to the table. I know all about cultural appropiation being an anthro and socio term and I’m all too aware of the discussions on it in academia.
Maybe you didn’t fully understand me. I think it’s wonderful that we recognize cultures for the things they created but to say that a “race” (keyword) shouldn’t use it because their “race” didn’t come up with it is what I was talking about. It was mainly in response to most of the posts under the AAVE tag. This is not about those who uses a cultrure’s norms and practices and put a bow on it and call it new, that’s a different topic altogether. However, if someone who does say or do certain things because of their environmnt (friends, neighborhood, school, class, ie.) and saying that they shouldn’t say what they say or act how they act because of the color of their skin, that’s the problem I have.
Many people mistake race and culture which then inn turn creat many problems (segregation for example). I’m from Detroit, mixed nationalities, but I share the same cultural experience with the “white” family, Filipino family, and the “black” families on my block. Now our ethnicities and heritages may differ but we share and celebrate our collect culture. This may not be the case for the rest of the world but I hope you take from this along with others that not everyone who acts or talks a certain way is guilty of cultural appropiation. There is a huge difference.