Posts Tagged: cultural appropriation

QUOTE OF THE DAY: A good one about cultural appropriation

“That blackness on your face it will come off, won’t it? You wipe that blackness off, and they’ll treat you like a man. We black, in a white man’s country, it ain’t nothing we can do about it. If you don’t understand that you don’t understand nothing.” John Marriott in Black like me (1964)*  

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Finnish skier rudely shows her ethnic privilege over the Saami

When I saw last week Finnish alpine skier Tanja Poutiainen put on a Saami costume to crown her career, I knew she was heading for trouble unless she was a member of that ethnic group. In countries like the United States, dressing up as a member of another culture is considered racist and a rude

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