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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I haven't claimed to be a master of cultural appropriation issues but from what I understand,this is why minorities especially feel uncomfortable with having their cultures appropriated.

    Integration is encouraged,that's doesn't meant minorities are culturally appropriating British culture.
    Let's leave aside other people's presumed feelings for the moment and analyse the situation.

    Do you recognise the distinction I drew between English and Chinese appropriation of aspects of Japanese culture as respectively not okay and okay?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Whilst your all hear complaining about people who genuinely have been victims of cultural appropriation why don't you actually ask the universities why they have created safe spaces for such students. I'm sure they'll give you a good enough,educated response
    You seem to be conflating one concept (safe spaces) with a different one (cultural appropriation. Just as you earlier conflated Arabs with Levantines.
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    (Original post by babawunga)
    If minorities feel uncomfortable with different cultures, why do they emigrate to a country with a different culture?
    They feel uncomfortable with having their cultures mocked , they have no problem with other cultures. This isn't what the issue is about. And this is why the universities are catering to these people
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    Actually, a genuine question for y'all. By universities creating space spaces,are they acknowledging cultural appropriation exists?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    They feel uncomfortable with having their cultures mocked , they have no problem with other cultures. This isn't what the issue is about. And this is why the universities are catering to these people
    Can you explain how wearing clothes from a different culture is mocking said culture?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You seem to be conflating one concept (safe spaces) with a different one (cultural appropriation. Just as you earlier conflated Arabs with Levantines.
    Do you see me call myself an Arab? No! I am from Syria,the levant.
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    (Original post by babawunga)
    Can you explain how wearing clothes from a different culture is mocking said culture?
    Not so much just wearing them. But wearing them for a particular purpose be it mockery or to gain attention(exploitation)
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Not so much just wearing them. But wearing them for a particular purpose be it mockery or to gain attention(exploitation)
    How can you prove the purpose someone is wearing something?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Do you see me call myself an Arab? No! I am from Syria,the levant.
    Quite! Yet you feel justified in dressing as an Arab princess (despite not being an Arab) while denying that opportunity to my white wife. Where is the consistency?

    it is only a few minutes ago that you made the spurious claim that all Syrians are Arabs, by the way.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Do you see me call myself an Arab? No! I am from Syria,the levant.
    You are not from Syria because you weren't born there.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)

    Syrians are Arabs
    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Do you see me call myself an Arab? No! I am from Syria,the levant.
    :toofunny:

    I'm done.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Actually, a genuine question for y'all. By universities creating space spaces,are they acknowledging cultural appropriation exists?
    As Good bloke explained earlier, you're conflating two different things.

    Anyway, I explained this to you before: they are simply capitulating to the stupid demands of students whose money they need to be able to do all the things that they want to do as institutions. I'd be seriously worried if leading universities were doing this out of a principled commitment to protecting their students from being exposed to ideas that they don't like.

    (Bearing in mind now that this has almost nothing to do with 'cultural appropriation.' Safe spaces are a tangentially related issue, but are quite distinct from the grievances being discussed right now.)
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    (Original post by babawunga)
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    I'm done.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Do you see me call myself an Arab? No! I am from Syria,the levant.
    Yep. You called yourself an Arab on this very thread a few hours before you also claimed that you're not.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...9#post63353369
    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Depends how religious you are I guess.Where have I said Arabs are a skin colour? And who here is painting the UK to be racist? We are talking about this individual case and these individual students making a mockery. I don't know what victim complex you're talking about,I have white friends,I'm mostly white myself,they've never tried to appropriate my middle eastern culture.Who has said the whole of society is racist? We are talking about this particular issue. Again,you seem to be confusing race with religion. I'm an Arab,a Christian Arab but do I hate atheists? Nope. Do my Syrian family hate atheists? Nope. Do my Middle eastern friends hate atheists? Nope. I think you're confusing this whole story alittle. Nobody is talking about the UK as a whole. We are talking about this individual case right now,so for you to try and brand all Arabs as atheist hating is abit confusing to me.Most of our culture is the same. That's what unites us as Arab. The language and culture,sure we have changes and differences here and there but we are mostly the same,so yes it does represent Arabs unless you specify which country in the Arab world.

    You also appear to think that you're Italian, referring to 'my own culture'.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post63369151

    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Italians are white,are they not? It's sad to see that pizza is not specific to my own culture anymore
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    (Original post by Achaea)
    Yep. You called yourself an Arab on this very thread a few hours before you also claimed that you're not.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...9#post63353369



    You also appear to think that you're Italian, referring to 'my own culture'.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1#post63369151
    I was referring to Arabs in general. Most Syrians identify themselves as Arabs. I like to make it simple for people who don't know what The levant means

    I don't appear,my father was an Italian,or do you have a problem with that?

    actually contribute to the thread instead of acting childish?
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    (Original post by babawunga)
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    I'm done.
    Wellcome to the club. :cool:
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    (Original post by babawunga)
    :toofunny:

    I'm done.
    The majority of Syrians achoose to identify so( as Arabs)
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Quite! Yet you feel justified in dressing as an Arab princess (despite not being an Arab) while denying that opportunity to my white wife. Where is the consistency?

    it is only a few minutes ago that you made the spurious claim that all Syrians are Arabs, by the way.
    I may not identify as an Arab but I speak the language and follow the culture,does your wife do the same? Does she have any knowledge of the Arabic language,the history of the region?

    Well,most Syrians choose to identify as Arabs whether or not they
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    (Original post by babawunga)
    You are not from Syria because you weren't born there.
    You don't get to police what I choose to identify as. I'm half Syrian and half Italian
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    (Original post by babawunga)
    Are you literally 12? :rofl:

    Anyway can you please answer TimmonaPortella's questions? Or do you admit your iq is too low to think of a response?
    I doubt my IQ is very low if I was able to achieve a first in my first degree and then go on to secure a place at a prestigious med school
 
 
 

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