Cultural Appropriation

With respect to the forum, I am not attempting to beat a dead horse on a topic that many of you have probably had gone through many times in the past. If not interested, just refrain from posting and this thread can easily die unanswered. I’m fine either way, but I was hoping to get more perspective on the topic.

cul·tur·al ap·pro·pri·a·tion

noun

the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society.


I have no idea how this line of thinking ever got any steam on it, but apparently, it’s become a passion for some minority groups. The first time I ever heard of the word was on a NEWS article of a black woman who attacked a white kid because he had dreadlocks. I’m fully in line with the idea that you don’t do things to mock other cultures, but now you can’t do, use, or have certain things because apparently now that culture owns it. Does anyone here agree with cultural appropriation? If so, how could any system possibly be implemented within society that prevents others from using other races’ inventions?

You mean like America imposes its shit culture on others?

I’m not really following you here.

The americanisation of the world

I don’t think we’re forcing anyone in other countries to be more like us. Back in 1990 my Japanese girlfriend would tell me how Japanese boys would dye their hair just to look more American. Even today, you have Asians doing eyelid surgery so that they look more like Caucasians.

Very much so. In your shit music, food, fashion, language and narcissism.

Very much so. In your shit music, food, fashion, language and narcissism.
djTexas ?

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Like any common consultant knows, the correct answer is always It Depends.

If the appropriation is for exploitation - just for money, fame, etc - then, Yes it is wrong.

If it’s simply for interest or admiration, “Imitation is the best compliment” … or something like that.

Something in between? It depends.

The americanisation of the world
troll doesn't get it while trying to raise hackles

 

 

Like any common consultant knows, the correct answer is always It Depends.

If the appropriation is for exploitation – just for money, fame, etc – then, Yes it is wrong.

If it’s simply for interest or admiration, “Imitation is the best compliment” … or something like that.

Something in between? It depends.


I think that’s a good and fair answer. I’ve been reserving judgement on the left in regards to these issues because it seems as though the media/social media is exploiting the left to look like a bunch of extremists. What you said there was reasonable, but people screaming at another because they somehow think they are the only ones who can use certain things because their race invented it is crazy.

Very much so. In your shit music, food, fashion, language and narcissism.
Ohhh, I take exception to your blanket condemnation of American music. It is clear that you have never heard Pat Metheny and his various groups.

I consider him one of the all-time great guitar virtuosos and composers along with the now-deceased Lyle Mays. Their works will match any works any artist or composer in history. His music is uniquely eloquent and stands above all other jazz works.

If you know anything at all about music, you will stand in awe of the brilliance and mastery of the Art of music composition and execution.

Try this on for size.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SorlsniPvA

and for good measure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrmUN-fZT2w

 

Very much so. In your shit music, food, fashion, language and narcissism.
So true. ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5mtclwloEQ

( W4u, ? )

Cultural Appropriation is inevitable in a multicultural society. Whether it’s accepted or not depends on how the different groups feel about each other.

I remember that story of the Black woman attacking the White kids dreadlocks. Personally, I hate White people with dreads and am glad she did that, but you can’t run a society that way. It is true there is a double standard as Black women consistently wear weaves that mimic European hair, but where do we draw the line?

Like I said it has a lot to do with how different people feel about each other.

? Try again CC. Right Said Fred is 30 years old and British.

@thatoneguy, @#348100,

Cultural Appropriation is inevitable in a multicultural society. Whether it’s accepted or not depends on how the different groups feel about each other.

I remember that story of the Black woman attacking the White kids dreadlocks. Personally, I hate White people with dreads and am glad she did that, but you can’t run a society that way. It is true there is a double standard as Black women consistently wear weaves that mimic European hair, but where do we draw the line?

Like I said it has a lot to do with how different people feel about each other.


It’s nice to see that once in a while I can totally agree with you.

@thatoneguy ? Try again CC. Right Said Fred is 30 years old and British.
 

Aw heck, same difference. ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIb6AZdTr-A

Very much so. In your shit music, food, fashion, language and narcissism.
OK @djtexas What has your little corner of the world contributed? - wherever you may be, if you dare to divulge.