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. 

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.

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.

Why has Tumblr started seriously calling middle easterns and people from that descent, "brown people"?

Like, it’s gross and inaccurate. The skin colors in the middle east area differ soooo much, and honestly, there’s no cultural consistency between all these people, they aren’t a collective group. What are you even trying to express with this term?
I know it’s too late to change it, but honestly, it just makes no sense outside of jokes.

anonymous asked:

whats your take on "cultural appropriation"? this might sound ridiculous to some but I absolutely hate being white, I got spit on the street for walking barefoot, and got yelled at for meditating under a tree, because apparently those things are being "culturally inappropriate?" I feel like we're all humans and while I understand that replicating a culture to "look cool" or to make fun of it is unacceptable, I feel like I should be able to pursuit my spiritual side without being hated on ?

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