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    (Original post by queen-bee)
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    How are you confused? The reason London is the multicultural hub of the world of because of the accepting nature of British culture.

    Why don't you read the wiki page and learn something.

    Maybe then you can work out which parts of the culture you have used (exploited).
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    http://youtu.be/HuO8Z12Ri1U
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    How are you confused? The reason London is the multicultural hub of the world of because of the accepting nature of British culture.

    Why don't you read the wiki page and learn something.

    Maybe then you can work out which parts of the culture you have used (exploited).
    Lol so by being a Christian, going to prom, speaking English etc that means I'm appropriating the culture even tho I have a red passport that says I'm british?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Lol do by bring a Christian, going to prom, speaking English etc that means I'm appropriating the culture even tho I have a red passport that says I'm british?
    You have already said it is not your culture. So is it or isn't it?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You have already said it is not your culture. So is it or isn't it?
    The examples you gave are not specific to the UK
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    (Original post by Lady Comstock)
    So a white English person who migrates to the UAE or another Arab country and manages to receive citizenship is not engaging in cultural appropriation by dressing up as an "Arab princess" because they have a passport?
    That's what I want to know.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    But they do it when they're being recorded on national tv yeah I saw the Nat geo documentary
    Again, there's no one single Klan.

    The ones you see on Nat Geo and Louis Theroux interviews are what are called "modern" Klans though IMO they are really just neo-nazis, Aryan nation types, dressed in bed sheets waving swastika flags)

    Other Klans consider themselves 2nd era traditionalists. These sorts of Klans are very secretive and ritualistic in nature - they are more of a fraternal organization (frankly not that unlike Freemasons in much of what they do) - and don't make themselves known outside of their own circles.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    The examples you gave are not specific to the UK
    The entire page is about UK culture.

    No culture is specific to a single geographical area because culture is not limited to artificial borders on a map. It is appropriated by those around them and they bleed into one another.

    So is British culture something you are a part of or something you are outside of and exploit?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    The entire page is about UK culture.

    No culture is specific to a single geographical area because culture is not limited to artificial borders on a map. It is appropriated by those around them and they bleed into one another.

    So is British culture something you are a part of or something you are outside of and exploit?
    If I'm living in the UK surely I'm a part of British culture even tho have no bloodline link to the country. Think of me as a foreigner culturally appropriating British culture?
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    (Original post by Lady Comstock)
    Well that's where your logic is going.
    I asked him for a reason
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    If I'm living in the UK surely I'm a part of British culture even tho have no bloodline link to the country. Think of me as a foreigner culturally appropriating British culture?
    You didn't even know what British culture was until 5 minutes ago.

    That is exactly what you are doing and you didn't even realise it.

    So, is cultural appropriation a bad thing?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You didn't even know what British culture was until 5 minutes ago.

    That is exactly what you are doing and you didn't even realise it.

    So, is cultural appropriation a bad thing?
    But the whole definition of cultural appropriation focuses on minorities,like myself living in a majority British culture,so actually the real question is,is it really cultural appropriation,given this definition?

    If it's done intentionally to cause harm,ridicule,mockery,gain credit on behalf of said culture then yes
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    But the whole definition of cultural appropriation focuses on minorities,like myself living in a majority British culture,so actually the real question is,is it really cultural appropriation,given this definition?

    If it's done intentionally to cause harm,ridicule,mockery,gain credit on behalf of said culture then yes
    Your definition focuses on minorities. It is important to make this distinction.

    Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture.

    You are a member of a different culture (as you have already said, multiple times) using British culture for your own benefit without crediting it since you have recently admitted to not even knowing what it was.

    You are by the actual definition culturally appropriating.

    So take dreadlocks, as your video suggests. They are not specific to any one culture, and people have dreadlocks because they like them, not to "take credit" for their creation. Is that bad?
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    (Original post by a noble chance)
    Can someone please explain to me what 'cultural appropriation' even means?
    The ridiculous notion that being of a different culture or race (especially white) means that you are not allowed to adopt things from other cultures. This does nothing but support segregation and hinder progress in the world. All it serves to do is to promote segregation and racism.


    However, it must be noted that cultural appropriation trivializes violent historical oppression, spreads lies about marginalized cultures and perpetuates racist stereotypes.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Your definition focuses on minorities. It is important to make this distinction.

    Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture.

    You are a member of a different culture (as you have already said, multiple times) using British culture for your own benefit without crediting it since you have recently admitted to not even knowing what it was.

    You are by the actual definition culturally appropriating.

    So take dreadlocks, as your video suggests. They are not specific to any one culture, and people have dreadlocks because they like them, not to "take credit" for their creation. Is that bad?
    I guess not!

    And yes by your definition,I am culturally appropriating British culture
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    (Original post by DMcGovern)
    The ridiculous notion that being of a different culture or race (especially white) means that you are not allowed to adopt things from other cultures. This does nothing but support segregation and hinder progress in the world. All it serves to do is to promote segregation and racism.


    However, it must be noted that cultural appropriation trivializes violent historical oppression, spreads lies about marginalized cultures and perpetuates racist stereotypes.
    Could you care to elaborate on your final paragraph please?
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    I guess not!

    And yes by your definition,I am culturally appropriating British culture
    Not my definition, the definition.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Not my definition, the definition.
    Not sure about that

    What do you think about this:

    However, it must be noted that cultural appropriation trivializes violent historical oppression, spreads lies about marginalized cultures and perpetuates racist stereotypes.

    Another user above has recently posted this
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Not sure about that

    What do you think about this:

    However, it must be noted that cultural appropriation trivializes violent historical oppression, spreads lies about marginalized cultures and perpetuates racist stereotypes.

    Another user above has recently posted this
    It needs more explaining, because frankly it makes little sense to me.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    It needs more explaining, because frankly it makes little sense to me.
    Don't worry,I've asked on your behalf
 
 
 

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