cultural-apropriation

Lana del Rey continues her rampant disrespect toward latinx. Specifically Colombians in her song Florida Kilos as yayo is a slang term for cocaine. Although she claims to feel some “love” and “appreciation” for latinx culture she continues to prove herself as a racist by fetishizing us, appropriating the language, chola imagery/style and even her name. 

Also, outside of racism and apropriation her romanticism of drugs and drug culture is disgusting and harmful. 

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Amandla Stenberg Didn't Attack Kylie Jenner, Leave Our Princess Alone!
I caught wind of the social media ‘beef’ between Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg and celebutante Kylie Jenner earlier this week. When the latter shot back “Go hang out with Jaden”…

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As the 16-year-old again captures the hearts of feminists across the Internet for wise-beyond-her-years thoughts on cultural appropriation and the Black female image (the first time was with this video just weeks ago), Jenner fans and others who could care less about Black girls have been extremely harsh in responding. The social media trolling is at predictable levels of mercilessness—which would technically make this the second time Stenberg was subject to racist abuse online. Scores of Hunger Games fans who were surprised to learn the “Rue” character was Black infamously took to Twitter to complain when the first film was released in 2012—but a few famous folks have also joined the fray, namely Justin Bieber and Bravo host Andy Cohen.

The singer chimed in via his own Instagram comment, defending Jenner’s youth because “were [sic] all trying to figure it out” and assuring anyone who may be concerned that his friend is no “racist.” Now, correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t recall Bieber, who’s career was shaped and inspired largely by Black men, ever using his voice for any “bigger picture” issues—not a #BlackLivesMatter tweet, an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt, nothing. But he’s got the cape ready for Miss Kylie because, of course.

When someone dares to question your White privilege...

And below the comments read: 

These people genuinely refuse to let ANYONE question their privilege. Must be nice, since they’ve never experienced anything other than privilege. They’re all for it until, THEY get called out. They’ll give you dirty looks and sneers for wearing a Bindi, Salwar Kameez or Sari to a diner, or wearing corn-rows or locs or Abayas to work and the second it gets appropriated by a white reality star, all of a sudden, THEY wanna jump on the band-wagon and call it “RESPECT” (I’m laughing out loud right now). NOT because they did their research and learned WHY, WHERE and HOW these cultures came to be, NOT because they studied, understood the STRUGGLE of their fellow HUMAN BEINGS. NOPE. Because someone ELSE with privilege of whom they admired wore one as a fashion statement, as an “exotic” accessory.  

It’s about privilege. . 

ok lemme break it down. cuz it’s not that hard. white people are inherently racist. point blank period. if a person is working hard and striving to unlearn and review their way of thinking, that’s good and all but there’s so much to unlearn. because they have not experienced what it’s like to be a person of color, they would never understand the oppression that comes with being a poc. just like cis people are inherently transmisogynistic. does this mean cis people hate trans people or won’t stand up for them or won’t date them? no. the same for white people. i have fabulous white friends who understand their privilege but it doesn’t it there.  it just means the society puts these terrible ideals of what a person should be in our heads and as much as you might unlearn that, there’s always going to be a hint of racism, transphobia, homophobia and so on in society. it’s the little things like using the wrong pronoun, ‘accidental’ cultural appropriation, making weird faces in relation to things that make you “uncomfortable”.
all we need to do is recognize our privilege and keep unlearning.

“Don’t wear feathered headdresses cause they’re sacred to certain Native cultures”

Okay, no problem. Perfectly understandable. I won’t do that.

“Don’t wear bindis cause their sacred to certain Indian cultures.”

Hey, I get that. Won’t do that either.

“White people don’t have any culture.”

Okay now you can fuck off.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!!!::::::::: CAN WHITE PEOPLE STOP TELLING OTHER WHITE PEOPLE (AND PEOPLE IN THOSE CULTURES THEMSELVES) WHEN OTHER CULTURES (THAT YOU DONT BELONG TO!!!!) ARE BEING OPPRESSED!!!! SPEAKING FOR OTHERS IS JUST AS BAD!!!! ITS PROBABLY WORSE!!!!!! JUST STOP!!!!!!! YOU ARE NOT A HERO BY STANDING UP FOR THESE CULTURES!!!!!! THEY DONT NEED WHITE PEOPLE TO SAVE THEM!!!!!! THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!!

Asking for Tumblr's Permission...Why? Don't do That (Cultural Appropriation)

I was scrolling through the Cultural Appropriation tag and I noticed a few post about people doing basically this:

Hey Tumblr, I want to ask you, is it ok for me to do X thing, am I appropriating your culture by doing this?

Like why? Why do you do that? I get that you’re trying to be respectful and kind, but you’re comming here, a place where a big chunk of its users are whining bitches who have little to no understanding of how the world works and you’re asking those people for permissionas if they are the maximum figures of authority in this matter?

I propose something better, go to Wikipedia or another source of information of your trust, research what you’re trying to do (For this case let’s say, wearing a dirndl for a party), look for its history, it’s meaning, the situations where it is used, learn everything you can about them, and then after reading, make the judgement yourself if it is correct to wear it.

DONE.

As long as you understand the cultural meaning and the significance of something, you have every right to use it no matter your race or nationality, you know why? Because you actually understand its meaning and you’re smart enough to know when you can use it, how you can use it, when NOT to use it and how NOT to use it.

Research it and come to the conclusion yourself, you be the one who decides what to do with your life, don’t give that power to Tumblr special snowflakes, they don’t know what they are bitching about, they just want to bitch because its easy, they are bored and they want to feel special for defending their culture according to their extremely narrow and simplistic perspective of the world.

Special Snowflakes of Tumblr DON’T EVEN HAVE CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN LIVES, and yet you’re comming here and ask them to control yours? Don’t do that people.

Reasearch YOURSELF and decide YOURSELF.

anonymous asked:

White people treat cultural appropriation as a joke. ITS NOT A JOKE! Many people are affected by it so much and they just put it off

Yup yup I can’t stand how they say they don’t understand the difference between cultural appropriation and appreciation.

-Mod G