I think its very easy for a white person to ignore racism because white people are not negatively affected by racism. We can seperate ourselves from situations. Black people live these experiences every day or their lives. Micro aggressions get thrown in their face constantly. I as a white person will never understand the kind of things they have to deal with. But i do my best to learn and listen. Its about looking at a situation from someone else's perspective. If the majority or a substantially large amount of a marginalised group says to a dominating group "this makes us ucomfortable because xyz" we shouldnt ignore that.
Now if a white person took their designs, then sold them under their name and pocketed the money that's clear exploitation. But if I pay the Indigenous artist for their work and think it is beautiful and therefore display it, how is that exploiting them?
And if so, where is the line? Should white people not listen to rap music? Not wear sarongs? Because really everything in our lives can be tracked back to other cultures.
Last edited by delirium; 12-06-2016 at 13:26.
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