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Multicultural Appropriation March 19, 2017

Posted by geoff in News.
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It’s funny to me that the same people who are fervent advocates of multiculturalism are the same people who screech about cultural appropriation.

Multiculturalism is supposed to enrich the parent culture with language, customs, food, etc. But now it has become “You can look but can’t touch.” If you try to actually incorporate other cultures into your life, you’re an eeevil appropriator.

Not very enriching.

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1. lauraw - March 19, 2017

Idiotic. I refuse. Chinese food is awesome.

2. lauraw - March 19, 2017

OUT OF MY COLD, DEAD, INEPTLY UTILIZED CHOPSTICKS!

3. geoff - March 19, 2017

SJWs: Import lots of other cultures ‘cuz multiculturalism is great!!

Us: Well, it’s OK, I guess…

SJWs: Because it enriches our culture to be exposed to their culture!!

Us: Well, maybe. I might try to maybe make some of their food for starts…

SJWs What!?! Appropriating their culture!?! Racist!!

Us: But I was trying to enrich…

SJWs: Fool!! By “enrichment” we mean “giving you a chance to understand how racist you are and how much your culture sucks!” We didn’t mean you actually get to enjoy their cultures! Some people!!

4. ChrisP - March 19, 2017

Well then don’t you be using;
Automobiles, aircraft, buses, elevators, ferries, golfcarts, petroleum, yada , yada, yada…
White people culture, bitchez…

5. geoff - March 19, 2017

Yep.

6. digitalbrownshirt - March 19, 2017

You can keep the hoop earrings though because they remind me of disco.

7. geoff - March 19, 2017

A year ago I wrote this post:

Cultural Appropriation Is My Culture

8. skinbad - March 20, 2017

I’ve heard from several people that Americanized Chinese food isn’t really very authentic (just for an example). So if we Americanize it and enjoy it, are we more or less guilty of appropriation? Probably doubly guilty would be my guess.

9. geoff - March 20, 2017

Racist Racist!!

Racist.

10. veeshir - March 21, 2017

Multiculturalism has worked so well wherever it’s tried.
My two favorites are the Balkans and Rwanda.

11. Mrs. Peel - March 22, 2017

Irritates the crap out of me. Learning things from each other is how cultures grow. What would Italian food be without noodles (Chinese) and tomatoes (American)? And anyone who has studied art, fashion, literature, etc. can trace cultural influences over time (see how Roman sculpture was influenced by Greek and Greek by Minoan and so on and so forth). Who gets to decide the point at which all cultures must freeze in time and stop learning from one another? It’s like the people who think the English language should have stopped evolving when Strunk and White first published.

12. geoff - March 22, 2017

It’s like the people who think the English language should have stopped evolving when Strunk and White first published.

Now hold on there, let’s not throw the baby out with the bathtub (/Strictly Ballroom). I long for those days. I really do.

[I’m not talking about technical terminology, of course.]

13. retiredgeezer - March 22, 2017
14. Mrs. Peel - March 22, 2017

My major gripe with the prescriptivists is that there’s no reason for English, a Germanic language, to follow rules intended for Latin grammar.

In general, I’m in favor of changes that allow for finer gradations of meaning and against changes that restrict one’s ability to express concepts (e.g., the loss of the original meaning of “nice” – there is no word left in the English language for this concept). That’s where I part ways with descriptivists.


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