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#57 - thehumor (06/19/2014) [-]
What's cultural appropriation?
What's cultural appropriation?

User avatar #71 to #57 - squarish (06/19/2014) [-]
+1 because Katia Managan
#75 to #71 - thehumor (06/19/2014) [-]
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User avatar #68 to #57 - logicstrike (06/19/2014) [-]
the reason I can have a tikka masala whenever I want, it's brilliant
User avatar #66 to #57 - nathanbiggs (06/19/2014) [-]
Tumblrisms: Cultural Appropriation
Take a video
User avatar #67 to #66 - thehumor (06/19/2014) [-]
i've already heard what it is

i reaaally dont wanna watch that
User avatar #81 to #67 - sirofminorclass (06/19/2014) [-]
That video's funny.
It's a very sarcastic explanaition.
and it ends with cute japanese girl death metal.
User avatar #63 to #57 - krobeles (06/19/2014) [-]
Far as I know, its basically where you take a foreign cultural, and make it yours (stealing it) by integrating it into your own. Kinda like the Romans did way back.
Aparently some stupid ******* cunts sees this, not as a brilliant symbol of our shared human heritage and unity, but rather as a new form of cultural warfare or something.
Thats the way I've understood it, anyway.
User avatar #105 to #63 - unusualember (06/19/2014) [-]
I think they're confusing cultural appropriation with misappropriation, which would be something like putting on blackface and going "haha I'm a ****** " or just blatantly ******* up something like a religious aspect (which if you're not doing it on purpose deserves helpful advice instead of death threats.)

Rule of Thumb, if the person or culture you're imitating says it's okay, then it's okay and not offensive.
User avatar #112 to #105 - krobeles (06/19/2014) [-]
Honestly, I think the idea of something being "offensive" is something we should move away from. Something is only offensive if the intend behind it is to put down or degrade the subject matter. If I put on blackface and went out in public going "I'm a ***** ! Hide yo bike'n hide yo snatch, because I'm comming't wreck em both!", that would be tremendously stupid, but I would hardly think that would be offensive, since the intend would rather be a horrible attempt at being funny rather than a mean-spirited attempt at degrading black people.
We see this all the time, where one religious group after the other screams bloody foul at everhting from video games, to comedians, just because they made some referance or joke somewhere.

Words are only as offensive as we make them. If we stop being whiny little pussies, the words stop being offensive.
#76 to #63 - azraelthemage (06/19/2014) [-]
What if God is trying to win a cultural victory?
User avatar #91 to #76 - krobeles (06/19/2014) [-]
Dont quote that game. It isn't a good game.
#92 to #91 - azraelthemage (06/19/2014) [-]
You're just pissed because Ghandi kept kicking your ass.
#93 to #92 - krobeles (06/19/2014) [-]
So what if I am?! That pacifist hippie-piece of 			****		 shouldn't be able to do that!
So what if I am?! That pacifist hippie-piece of **** shouldn't be able to do that!
User avatar #65 to #63 - thehumor (06/19/2014) [-]
yeah i get it, it's retarded but i get it
#62 to #57 - dontknowmeatall (06/19/2014) [-]
Let's revise the Tumblr definition:

Tacos are a huge part of Mexican culture. You, as a white gringo, like eating tacos, so you decide to learn how to make them (authentic style, not taco bell **** ). But Mexicans are a suffering minority in the US. They are oppressed by the evil white males. They have few things in life they can enjoy without being oppressed; for example, delicious tacos al pastor. Now that you learnt how to make tacos, you're taking that away from them. Now it's no longer a Mexican thing, it was appropriated by the white devils. You just stole that special bit of happiness they had left and now their life will be miserable 4evah. You suck, white gringo.

And that's cultural appropriation. And pretty ******* stupid.
#79 to #62 - redeadhunter (06/19/2014) [-]
Do they just make this **** up as they go along?
#110 to #79 - dontknowmeatall (06/19/2014) [-]
That's how the best and the worst things in life are born. And Tumblr's ******** is a little bit of both.

Not really. Nothing of the best.
User avatar #64 to #62 - thehumor (06/19/2014) [-]
god ******* damnit that's stupid
User avatar #58 to #57 - newprinny (06/19/2014) [-]
Adoption of another culture, dood.
User avatar #59 to #58 - thehumor (06/19/2014) [-]
and that's a bad thing?
User avatar #60 to #59 - newprinny (06/19/2014) [-]
Apparently so, dood.
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