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  • Non-Southerner Who Says 'Y'all' Accused Of Cultural Appropriation

    10/04/2020 6:54:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 30, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    MOBILE, AL—A California man who was visiting some friends in Alabama shocked the group when he committed blatant cultural appropriation, saying the word "y'all" even though he was born and raised in Los Angeles. "Listen up -- that ain't cool," said his buddy, Cletus Miller, after the group had recovered from hearing the offensively appropriated word. "Our culture ain't yours to appropriate as you see fit, partner."
  • Why I fell in love with Irish dancing (video)

    07/19/2020 11:34:58 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/18/2020 | BBC Video
    Morgan Bullock is an African-American Irish dancer from Richmond, Virginia. After a TikTok video of her lightning-footed jigs went viral, she was accused of "cultural appropriation." Then she got a call from Riverdance...
  • ‘Africans Are Not Children’: Democrats Face Backlash From Black Voices Over Political Stunt

    06/09/2020 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 49 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | June 9, 2020 | Ryan Saavedra
    Democrats faced intense backlash on Monday over a political stunt that they pulled in an attempt to show solidarity with the black community over death of George Floyd. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), and other top Democrats took at knee at Capitol Hill while wearing Kente cloth, which, as noted by The Washington Post, “comes from Ghana, where people wear it to show patriotism or celebrate a special occasion.” The photo-op moment for Democrats quickly went viral online — but not in a good way, as numerous people from the black community mocked and...
  • Recreated in spectacular CGI..."The Lion King"... first look....(trailer/photo at link)

    04/10/2019 12:24:24 PM PDT · by caww · 25 replies ^ | 4/10/2019 | By EVE BUCKLAND
    The trailer opens with Simba and best friend Nala entering the eerie elephant graveyard as the voice of Scar states: 'Life's not fair is it my little friend. Others spend their lives in the dark. Begging for scraps.'.... The frightening first glimpse of the evil and exiled lion is then shown as he confronts Simba and Nala, who cower in the darkness. He is flanked by his evil hyena comrades, who approach the cubs with menace. Simba's father and Lion King Mufasa is then seen standing on Pride Rock as the father-son duo survey their kingdom. Featuring...Simba (Donald Glover) is...
  • Photo of Joy Behar dressed as ‘beautiful African woman’ resurfaces

    02/06/2019 11:15:25 PM PST · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 06 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A long forgotten video clip from ABC's "The View" resurfaced on Wednesday that showed co-host Joy Behar trying to explain a Halloween costume from when she was younger. The clip was shared by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine. Behar was seen discussing a New York Times op-ed about the resurgence of curly hair during the show in 2016. Behar showed her colleagues and the audience a picture of herself with curly hair when she was 29 years old. The co-hosts appeared surprised by her drastically different look. Raven-Symoné, a former co-host, asked, "Joy, are you black?"
  • Longtime Stanford scholar quits teaching American Indian course after PC mob mau-maus(T)

    01/31/2019 10:00:30 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 1/31/2019 | Monica Showalter
    So the P.C. mob has gotten itself another one, at Stanford, where a longtime scholar of American Indian culture has cut his course after politically correct students hollered about "cultural appropriation." Apparently, you can't even discuss another culture without being accused of that. In this case, it's obvious what the implications are: a loss of scholarship and knowledge for Stanford, which is now diminished. Legal scholar Jonathan Turley writes: For 50 years, Stanford Professor Professor [sic] Kenneth Fields has taught the course "American Indian Mythology, Legend and Lore," Professor Fields has agreed to stop teaching the course. A nationally recognized...
  • Nathan Phillips Wants Summit With Pope Francis Over Covington Catholic Students Incident

    01/22/2019 3:14:06 PM PST · by detective · 104 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 22, 2019 | Kristinn Taylor
    Native American activist Nathan Phillips wants to meet with Pope Francis following the incident with Covington Catholic High School students from Kentucky whom Phillips confronted last Friday in Washington, D.C. in an incident that went viral over the weekend. Phillips garnered national attention when he peddled a false story of being threatened by the boys when it turned out Phillips had approached the boys, banging a drum and chanting, positioning himself mere inches in front of one boy who stood silently and did not move, except to smile.
  • Disney accused of colonialism over 'hakuna matata' trademark

    12/19/2018 9:35:45 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 19, 2018 | Rebecca Ratcliffe
    More than 50,000 people have signed a petition accusing Disney of “colonialism and robbery” after it trademarked the Swahili phrase “hakuna matata”. The expression means “no problem” in Swahili, which is spoken across east Africa and is a national language of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The petition, which calls on Disney to drop its trademark, precedes the release of the company’s motion capture remake of The Lion King next summer, which will be voiced by Beyoncé, Donald Glover and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The phrase was popularised in 1982 by the Kenyan band Them Mushrooms, whose...
  • Shut Up and Sing or Just Shut Up

    11/17/2018 5:48:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-17-18 | MOTUS
    I suppose you can keep the fight going indefinitely if you refuse to accept reality. But to the rest of us it looks like all the challenges filed in the Georgia and Florida elections were paper tigers.So when you lose despite getting all the votes money can buy perhaps you should just concede gracefully instead of accusing your opponent of racism and voter suppression.But for now allow me to turn to more important news: the latest Trump-is-a-racist allegation-not-based-on-his anti-migrating-horde position. This is a good one that I’m sure will stick: awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Elvis Presley was...
  • After Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation, One Word Ignited A Massive Debate About Feminism

    10/12/2018 10:05:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Ja’han Jones
    Jasmin Kaur wrote her poem “her voice” in December 2016. At a time predating the official start of the Trump presidency, her words were meant as a guiding principle for Sikh women like her, who struggle against racism and the feeling of invisibility that accompanies it. In her poem, she writes: Scream, So that one day a hundred years from now Another sister will not have to dry her tears Wondering where in history she lost her voice But in an ironic turn, last week Kaur saw her poem go viral in the days following Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to...
  • Cultural Appropriation Is Necessary For Human Progress

    05/05/2018 1:12:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    There is no doubt that the internet is filled with enormous mobs of left-wing ideologues waiting to display their supposed moral superiority. Whenever someone says or does something that may be received as remotely offensive, leftists show their “tolerance” and “open-mindedness” by berating them online. It’s not a couple leftists, or hundreds of leftists. It’s millions. We recently saw another example of this when Keziah Daum, a high school senior, decided to wear a Chinese qipao dress to her prom. The mob of outraged leftists jumped on Keziah after this tweet from Jeremy Lam:
  • In honor of the day, post some cinco de mayo cultural appropriation pictures.

    05/05/2018 1:06:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
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    Post some good pictures folks!
  • Cultural-appropriation Outrage Shows People Are Desperate To Be Offended

    05/04/2018 2:38:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | May 4, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    I am very critical of China's government. It's corrupt, authoritarian and in some respects totalitarian. I have deep reservations about Chinese culture as well. The Chinese government bans sex-selective abortions -- i.e., killing females in utero -- but Chinese people still do it in staggering numbers. China also practices ethnic discrimination that would be instantly recognizable as a kind of Jim Crow or apartheid if the majority Han Chinese were white and minorities such as the Uighurs were black. I could go on, but you get the point. The reason I bring all of this up is that I want...
  • Appropriate This!

    05/03/2018 5:00:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | May 3, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    If you’re a normal human being you likely don’t pay very close attention to the way other people, especially strangers, dress, or what they eat, or the things they like. You’re too busy leading your life to care, plus you’re a decent human being not interested in butting into the harmless choices other people make – live and let live, you likely say. But “woke” liberals are anything but normal people. (I just wrote a book about these people.)The average “woke” liberal – a term that refers to the most sensitive and aware liberals (think of hypersensitive and obnoxious having...
  • Chinese dress at US prom wins support in China after internet backlash

    05/02/2018 10:12:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | May 2, 2018 | Louise Moon
    Keziah Daum, an 18-year-old from Utah in the United States, who has no Chinese roots, was accused of “cultural appropriation” after posting photographs on Twitter that featured her in a traditional Chinese qipao, or cheongsam. The dress symbolised a silent protest to promote gender equality after the fall of the dynasties and the beginning of the republican period in the early 1900s, and was worn during the 1919 reformist May Fourth Movement.
  • Utah teen shamed for wearing 'racist' dress to prom, sparking cultural appropriation debate

    05/01/2018 7:58:37 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    Fox ^ | 30 april 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    "To everyone causing so much negativity: I mean no disrespect to the Chinese culture. I’m simply showing my appreciation to their culture. I’m not deleting my post because I’ve done nothing but show my love for the culture. It’s a f---ing dress. And it’s beautiful," she tweeted on Saturday.
  • Students asked if St. Pat's 'drinking holiday' is 'cultural appropriation' - reactions are priceless

    03/17/2018 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 16, 2018 | Sarah Taylor
    Here are the best responses to Phillips' question, "Do you think that is committing cultural appropriation?": "Uh ... what?" "I guess it could be perceived as that." "I don't like when people do it to my culture, so, it's just kind of, like, how can I say I don’t like people who do it to my culture and then do it to someone else's?" "Uh ... hm. I honestly don't know." "I honestly have never even thought about it." "That's, like, a really touchy subject. I don't like, to, like, make an assumption about that when I'm not Irish." "Honestly,...
  • Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians

    02/22/2018 3:02:17 PM PST · by Candor7 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07:40 EST, 22 February 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Justin Trudeau has come in for criticism for his outfit choices while visiting India, with even the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister weighing in Bestselling author Bhaavna Arora was among the harshest critics, describing his wardrobe choices as 'fake and annoying' Bombay-based writer Shunali Khullar Shroff echoed the sentiments of many ordinary Indians when she suggested Trudeau looked dressed for a wedding. Kabir Taneja, a think-tank researcher, suggested Trudeau needs to 'chill' after he arrived at the airport in Amritsar in traditional Sikh dress Leading the criticism was Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who tweeted...
  • Hamilton's Thomas Kail to Direct Oliver! Movie Remake Starring Ice Cube

    01/18/2018 4:07:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies ^ | January 18, 2018 | Staff
    It's a fine life, indeed! Hamilton's Tony-winning director Thomas Kail has signed on to direct a new film remake of Oliver! produced by Disney, Deadline reports. Rapper Ice Cube is slated to play the villainous Fagin in the movie musical that will feature a screenplay by Emmy winner Danny Strong (Empire, Game Change). Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and based on Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist, Oliver! follows a young orphan who escapes a workhouse and lands among a group of thieves headed up by Fagin. The show's beloved tunes include "Food, Glorious Food," "You've...
  • U. Texas ‘studies’ prof says ‘cultural appropriation’ is like theft of intellectual property

    10/11/2017 10:44:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 11, 2017 | Staff
    Never underestimate the inanity of college “studies” professors, especially given that they’re usually on a quest for the next gripe du jour. At a recent University of Texas confab, cultural studies prof Luis Urrieta opined that cultural appropriation — the use of certain aspects of one culture by another — is like an “intellectual property violation.” “Appropriation is a form of theft,” Urrieta, a member of the Center for Mexican American Studies and a faculty affiliate at the Native American & Indigenous Studies program, said. “It is a nice way of saying that someone is taking someone else’s (idea) and...