There are no positive results of cultural appropriation. It is harmful. PERIOD.
More importantly you do not understand this because there is a huge difference between examples of cultural diffusion and cultural appropriation. I do not cherry pick and misuse elements of other cultures. When I do participate in other culture’s traditions, it’s because THEY INVITED ME, not because I felt entitled to their traditions.
Your are being EXTREMELY RUDE AND HATEFUL, ishavemyheadandsometimesmypussy. YOU are the one that needs to get your head out of your ass because you’re talking about something that you literally know NOTHING about.
And your suggestions are similarly ignorant. Fair trade is FULL of corruption and problems, most of the money never goes to the farmers and in fact can be extremely harmful to local economies. Going vegetarian or vegan does nothing to help the HUMAN BEINGS that pick your vegetables, and prioritizes animals over the people of color that live in unbearable and illegal conditions. This doesn’t even include the imperialistic erasure of traditional foods or the traditions of indigenous people that include hunting. Why don’t you do something and care about the people that are living in ‘third world conditions’ in YOUR country because you want cheap vegetables so you can lord your imperialistic vegetarianism over people like an arrogant asshole.
So why don’t you get off your ass with your pathetic liberal agenda and actually do things to improve the lives of the people around you, the people that pick the vegetables you eat, the people that clean your schools and local businesses instead of concentrating on bullshit consumerism-as-activism which has been shown to be ineffective.
“Where is the money going?" by Dr. Peter Griffiths, Marketing Economist
“Fair Trade Will Lead to More Misery for Africa" by John Meadowcraft
“The Economics of Fair Trade: A Christian Perspective" by Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School
“The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee" by Colleen Haight, assistant professor at San Jose State University, currently on leave to serve as the economics program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
“Not so fair trade" by Andrew Chambers, The Guardian
“Notes on bell hooks, cultural appropriation, and imperialism" by RedClimbingLily
"Cultural Appropriation" excerpt from ‘A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians’ by Tressa Berman
Ten Definitions of Cultural Appropriation hosted on ‘A Friendly Letter’
"Cultural Appropriation" works hosted on Academia.edu for free download
"The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation" James O. Young, Conrad G. Brunk on Google Books
"Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation" by Bruce H. Ziff, Pratima V. Rao
"Cultural Appropriation and the Arts" by James O. Young (Chapter 1 goes over what Cultural Appropriation is)
"Law, Culture, and Cultural Appropriation" by Sally Engle Merry in the Yale Journal of Law & The Humanities
"Intellectual Property and Cultural Appropriation" by Josh Berson (you’ll need an account or to buy the article)
"Ownership and Appropriation" by Veronica Strang, Mark Busse (you’ll have to buy the article to read the whole thing, but the excerpt gives a small introduction)
"Appropriation in Contemporary Art" by Hayley A. Rower for the Student Pulse International Student Journal
"The Line between Appropriation and Appreciation" by tumblr user VanillaxCoke
"Harmful Mindsets and Behaviors by Appropriators" by tumblr user Ectinix
“This isn’t a matter of telling people what to wear. It’s a matter of telling people that they don’t wear things in a vacuum and there are many social and historical implications to treating marginalized cultures like costumes. […] Cultural appropriation is itself a real issue because it demonstrates the imbalance of power that still remains between cultures that have been colonized and the ex-colonizers.” From "The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation" on EverdayFeminism
followed up by terarroni rocking it with her amazingly well organized resources! Thank you bunches.
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