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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    They already do -
    http://www.kclsu.org/pageassets/poli...ace-Policy.pdf


    From looking at this, it would appear KCL's Safe Space staff have the power to forcibly remove anyone they disagree with.
    Thanks sis,gonna check it out!
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    If I recall,the Arabs gave us algebra,numbers,knowledge on medicine or am I wrong?
    You're not wrong, but the vast bulk of the increase in life expectancy was thanks to scientific and medical advances by western countries, in particular the Anglosphere.

    I guess you could cultural appropriation is even essential to the advancement of civilisation ???
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    If your university has a safe space,do let me know,would be interesting to hear about any cultural appropriation stories that have taken place on campus
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    If I recall,the Arabs gave us algebra,numbers,knowledge on medicine or am I wrong?
    Naturally nearly every group in history has contributed to world progress, but the fact remains that without the Industrial Revolution that began in Europe (Britain specifically), the world would still be a backwards, agrarian society with a small group of elites ruling a serf-like population.

    The world had stagnated for over a century before the Industrial Revolution occurred and without it we'd be living in a world of plagues, suffering and violence.
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    You're not wrong, but the vast bulk of the increase in life expectancy was thanks to scientific and medical advances by western countries, in particular the Anglosphere.
    So how is that appropriating western culture?
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    (Original post by somesomebody)

    That is being a sellout. Ignoring the very issues that affect you!
    Perhaps it's not an issue.
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    The SJWs would hate for any sort of event to represent any culture or ideas differing from their own.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    So how is that appropriating western culture?
    Western culture has a massive effect on countries outside the West. Of course it's not appropriation though, appropriation is just a loaded term for what I'd call cultural transfer.
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    (Original post by Josb)
    Perhaps it's not an issue.
    How is racism not an issue?
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    Western culture has a massive effect on countries outside the West. Of course it's not appropriation though, appropriation is just a loaded term for what I'd call cultural transfer.
    What's with the western supremacy complex attitude?

    No you're right,it's not appropriation because other places around the world also have high skilled doctors,democracy and practice modern medicine. These things are not specific to the west and never have been
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    How is racism not an issue?
    Cultural appropriation is racism now? Explain to me how wearing a sombrero is racism.
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    Western culture has a massive effect on countries outside the West. Of course it's not appropriation though, appropriation is just a loaded term for what I'd call cultural transfer.
    Lol there's cultural diffusion
    and then cultural appropriation.

    One of those is actually a good thing

    An example of cultural appropriation is not what this stupid party is claimed to be

    It's "news" like this that tars genuine issues. People have a field day crying about it because this is called "news."

    A proper example would be:

    a white actor in black face instead of giving the role to a black person

    or a person from the West playing a person in the East/Amy jackson is white English and acts in Bollywood in spray tans and puts on a fake Indian accent
    instead of just HIRING
    an Indian person!

    While she may "love India" it is cultural appropriation. And if I were a struggling Indian actress in India, I'd be PISSED.

    That being said Amy is hot but still

    Josb
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    @josb
    and a white person wearing a sombrero can be seen as racist mockery.

    Like minstrel shows.

    In slavery America, white people dressed up as black people, ridiculously so, and reenacted racist things.

    Cringe isn't even the word!

    They did the same with Native Indians. Like look at US films from the 60s and earlier. Maybe even later than the 60s. Knowing America. And they had white dudes dressed up like Chinese and Native Americans doing racist sh*t. or just stereotypical crap.

    So I guarantee aware white people know certain things could be racist. And act against it.

    Duh.

    Also with Miley Cyris twerking.
    She has done racist crap: stretching her eyes on cam to look Asian
    and insensitive comments about black women in media

    Yet she has appropriated/used other cultures
    to gain success
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    Lol there's cultural diffusion
    and then cultural appropriation.

    One of those is actually a good thing

    An example of cultural appropriation is not what this stupid party is claimed to be

    It's "news" like this that tars genuine issues. People have a field day crying about it because this is called "news."

    A proper example would be:

    a white actor in black face instead of giving the role to a black person

    or a person from the West playing a person in the East/Amy jackson is white English and acts in Bollywood in spray tans and puts on a fake Indian accent
    instead of just HIRING
    an Indian person!

    While she may "love India" it is cultural appropriation. And if I were a struggling Indian actress in India, I'd be PISSED.

    That being said Amy is hot but still

    Josb
    If you don't like it, don't buy it.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    What's with the western supremacy complex attitude?

    No you're right,it's not appropriation because other places around the world also have high skilled doctors,democracy and practice modern medicine. These things are not specific to the west and never have been
    It has nothing to do with supremacy. A lot of countries outside the West aren't revelling in their culture on a daily basis. In fact at a surface glance they're practically indistinguishable.

    "These things are not specific to the west and never have been" Are you deliberately trying to ignore the subtlety of my point? I'm obviously not saying these things were ever specific to the West, but that overwhelming advances in the West have had an effect on, for instance, how modern medicine is practised in the first place and to a less universal extent the rule of law.
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You have read all the stories, when has cultural appropriation ever been about someone appropriating Western Culture?
    Is that a never then?
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    (Original post by Josb)
    If you don't like it, don't buy it.
    What the hell are you talking about don't buy? So passive aggressively turning my nose up at **** on the shelves is addressing the issue?

    Think not. Again I go back to my first comment:

    a white privileged dude mocking and undermining ethnic issues!
    I condescended to explain to you, hoping you had the brains to understand.




    but you want to be obtuse and play dumb

    as a defense mechanism

    to not having any facts to properly discuss.

    Lol nvm.
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    Lol there's cultural diffusion
    and then cultural appropriation.

    One of those is actually a good thing

    An example of cultural appropriation is not what this stupid party is claimed to be

    It's "news" like this that tars genuine issues. People have a field day crying about it because this is called "news."

    A proper example would be:

    a white actor in black face instead of giving the role to a black person

    or a person from the West playing a person in the East/Amy jackson is white English and acts in Bollywood in spray tans and puts on a fake Indian accent
    instead of just HIRING
    an Indian person!

    While she may "love India" it is cultural appropriation. And if I were a struggling Indian actress in India, I'd be PISSED.

    That being said Amy is hot but still

    Josb
    Yeah, those are better examples. Why are people crying appropriation over this banal ***** then?
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    Yeah, those are better examples. Why are people crying appropriation over this banal ***** then?
    Exactly! To make cultural appropriation seem less than what it is! :noway:
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    (Original post by somesomebody)
    @josb
    and a white person wearing a sombrero can be seen as racist mockery.

    Like minstrel shows.

    In slavery America, white people dressed up as black people, ridiculously so, and reenacted racist things.

    Cringe isn't even the word!

    They did the same with Native Indians. Like look at US films from the 60s and earlier. Maybe even later than the 60s. Knowing America. And they had white dudes dressed up like Chinese and Native Americans doing racist sh*t. or just stereotypical crap.

    So I guarantee aware white people know certain things could be racist. And act against it.

    Duh.

    Also with Miley Cyris twerking.
    She has done racist crap: stretching her eyes on cam to look Asian
    and insensitive comments about black women in media

    Yet she has appropriated/used other cultures
    to gain success
    Unkempt_One

    :yy:
 
 
 
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