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Yes, we're still here!
We went a little MIA, we know. School and jobs have sucked the soul out of everything. Did you think cultural appropriation disappeared? WE WISH. New posts coming this week. I think we may have to queue up a few good ones to keep the content fresh. Till then, HI to new followers and thanks for joining the conversation. And as always, feel free to submit any pictures, quotes, videos, or...
Appropriation and Sexualisation →
I’ve submitted this to mycultureisnotatrend but can we spread this like wild fire? Can we all get etsy accounts and give the artist of this offensive piece our two cents? (since no one who’s viewed the artists shop hasn’t) I don’t mind nude portraits, I do mind nude AND headdresses! Thanks again, silviitron! Funny you mention this portrait, because we posted about it when...
u-bitch-u asked: So I go to this little hippie liberal arts school in Arizona. And I just started taking my block course which is called Spiritual Landscapes of the Indigenous Southwest and today was only my second day of class and I came home and felt the need to seriously re-evaluate my life! I had NO IDEA the depth of cultural appropriation. I just knew about the whole headdress as a fashion thing and I...
As an enrolled member of the Eastern Band if the Cherokee Indian I would like to say thank you. I am following this site as well as others quite frequently. It makes me angry, it makes my blood boil and it’s not healthy but I like it. Through this most recent issue of people wearing headdresses for fun I have learned a lot. I’ve discovered other sites dealing with current Native...
Seeing a post defending the wearing of headdresses by white people because they really signify violence aimed towards white people throughout history and that white chicks wearing them give it more honor. Not sure I have the energy to respond to this one today. -Marquita
Non-Appropriation Post: A Generation of Apathy
We’ve all been a little shocked by what went down in Tucson, Arizona yesterday. It’s been hard NOT to theorize over possible political motives (ahem, Sarah Palin’s love of crosshairs), but in the interest of her network of family and close friends, I personally am waiting for the details to emerge before starting a political discussion on the matter. But really, this post comes...
Music Video Appropriation →
Ugh, ugh and ugh. Thanks for the submission, silviitron! this is an excerpt from the article: Music Video Fail of the Week: Grouplove ‘Goes Native’ for New Single By Arturo R. GarcíaDirected by Jordan Bahat, the video starts with lead singer Christian Zucconi being led by two men toward a tree somewhere in the desert. A rope is slung around a tree and Zucconi’s kicked down. Yup, he’s about to...
A quick note to people that take things personally
When we’re reblogging a photo of yours, we’re not insulting your talent/your friend’s talent/your friend’s friend talent as a photographer. We ARE calling the photo out for its subject matter - the use of culturally sacred/significant garments as fashion statements. For chrissakes, some of your photographs would be A+ if they didn’t feel the need to prominently...
PREMISE - Unacknowledged cultural differences can lead to conflict,...– What I Have Learned About Being an Ally to Native Americans, By Elli Stern and Claudia A. Fox Tree. First presented at the 12th Annual New England NAME Conference on Multicultural Education; Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT on 10/11/07 (updated 10/27/07)
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We forgot about it for a little while, but follow us and we’ll be pressured to update it more often!