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"Can I wear a bindi?"  [follow this link to find a short video and analysis of cultural misappropriation and racial stereotyping in the Mummer's Parade: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/01/cultural-appropriation-and-racial-stereotyping-in-the-mummers-parade.html]

Pauline Hanson demonstrating you’re only Australian if you wear the merchandise in the bush. I’ve been wanting to write something about race for a while, but I’ve never really known how to articula.

[click on this image to find a clip & analysis of cultural misappropriation]

[click on this image to find a clip & analysis of cultural misappropriation]

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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, August 1963 I love these flesh tone crayons!

(1 of 4) Cultural Appropriation  What is cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation is the use of culturally specific material by the use of a DOMINANT group (hello, white people) without the expressed, collective "okay" of the MARGINALIZED group to which the material belongs.  [click on this image to find a short video and analysis that draws on footage of Miley Cyrus twerking to explain what Bell Hooks [bell hooks] means by "Eating the Other"]

"Cultural appropriation is the use of culturally specific material by the use of a DOMINANT group without the expressed, collective "okay" of the MARGINALIZED group to which the material belongs.

why girls compete with other girls

why girls compete with other girls (getting over girl hate). especially "The only good thing that has ever come out of this is inspiration for Mean Girls.

(3 of 4) Cultural Appropriation  [click on this image to find a short video and analysis that draws on footage of Miley Cyrus twerking to explain what Bell Hooks [bell hooks] means by "Eating the Other"]  Cultural Appropriation as Passive Racism (a.k.a., aesthetic appropriation, cultural theft, etc.)  Passive racism is harder to pin-down because there are no hard distinctions between APPROPRIATE use of culture's symbols, aesthetic...

Quote at the bottom is a well worded, general description of "cultural appropriation"

(4 of 10) Trying on Race: Why is it problematic? Cultural appropriation involves a power/privilege dynamic: The dominant/privileged group takes from minority/oppressed group. It involves inaccurate representation, and... [click on this image to find a short video and analysis that draws on footage of Miley Cyrus twerking to explain what bell hooks means by "Eating the Other"] Artist: Melina (http://oystergirlrhymes.tumblr.com/post/82954374529/this-semester-i-went-to-the-white-privilege)

Cultural appropriation involves a power/privilege dynamic: The dominant/privileged group takes from minority/oppressed group.

“The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange is always going to be blurred,” Stenberg said aptly.

This "Hunger Games" Actress Just Gave The Realest Explanation Of Cultural Appropriation

“The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange is always going to be blurred,” Stenberg said aptly. She then defined exactly what cultural appropriation is and why it’s wrong:

A Handy Guide to What Is and Isn't Cultural Appropriation

People and their fetishes with race hair and skin tone, smh it's definitely NOT normal, it's creepy and gross

via stfuconservatives on tumblr

EQUALITY You're not beings "oppressed" when another group gains rights that you've always had.

This is wildly offensive. I'm sure you didn't mean any harm but it makes you look ignorant. Please stop bastardizing an entire race and their culture for the sake of fashion.

I find the upsidedown cross just as offensive as the inappropriate use of a war bonnet. Cultural appropriation is not just against minorities.

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