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12-06-2016 19:34 #51
12-06-2016 20:01 #52Senior Member
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If most of us around the world took a DNA test you would find we all have some African ancestors. Many of us in Australia have a mixed heritage (I have English, Irish, Scottish, Danish, Scandinavian blood). It's difficult to identify with one culture and have been taught multiculturalism growing up in Australia. We enjoy a variety of cuisines, art, music and fashion has at times been influenced by different cultural style. I've never thought my lifestyle could be offending someone, rather the opposite. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, (or is that just a white person's way of thinking??)
If I learnt that my actions were hurting somebody, I would apologize and take their feelings into consideration in the future.
12-06-2016 20:12 #53
A kiwi designer got herself into a bit of trouble a couple of years back for having her catwalk models all wear NAA headdress. I found that offensive as it was being used to sell a product. I would absolutely love one in my home but the only way I'm getting one is if I go to America and spend time on a reservation learning about their culture.
I have no problem with others dressing up on our traditional costume for fancy dress providing they are being respectful.
12-06-2016 20:34 #54
So that's my take on it. When I see a bunch of drunk white American morons on Instagram running around in Indian headgear yeah it grinds my gears.
So it comes down to the lack of respect.
12-06-2016 20:49 #55
Here's a really good one for you- yoga.
Yoga is a sacred practice in India which has been completely and utterly appropriated and commodified by the West. Soooo many aspects of yoga as it is practiced in Western Countries is deeply disrespectful to the original ideas of yoga. So many of us take yoga classes without giving a second thought to the fact that these positions have been wholesale lifted from an ancient, spiritual, cultural practice and sold to Westerners as exercise.
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12-06-2016 20:51 #59Senior Member
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I'm muddling through my thoughts but I find the example in the OP and video are to CA as the weirdo man hating woman are to feminism.
I think that with regards to CA, the privileged should listen to the minority because their voices have been silenced for so long.
It's not up to me as a white woman to say what is CA and what isn't.
I also think for us as a society in general, when we know better, we should do better. If a minority voice tells us this is hurtful and disrespectful, we should listen because we are growing and evolving as a global community.
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