badpenny wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:35 pm
There's a lot of sophistry going on in the video you cite. First, it has to be taken on a case by case basis else you end up with the ridiculous notion of physically having to ask someone for permission. That's not the point.
Based on an article
someone used to justify cultural appropriation, "without permission" was in fact a part of the grievances listed, and why I brought it up in my post over there. Because again, the idea that you can't include another culture in some form of art or entertainment, can't try to understand or emulate aspects of that culture you find appealing, and similar things without seeking some sort of permission is, to me, asinine.
Take cornrows. First, you have to understand the history of Black hair. Second, you have to understand White privilege. It costs nothing for a white person to have their hair any damn way they like. OTOH, black people have been maligned for centuries for their hair. That they now get to be more like white people (less stigmatized for having/wearing natural hair) should be theirs (an identity). White people wearing cornrows is appropriation.
I mean no offense to anyone, and we might just have to agree to disagree, but I can't really agree with this. A white person wearing cornrows is not taking anything from the black community. The worst you can say is they're being insensitive, but that's only if it's done intentionally to offend them. Emulating a culture you like is showing support and acceptance of it. This would be like saying only black people should be able to play jazz or sing rap. A founding principle of this country, one that's taken a while to truly and legally apply to everyone, is the pursuit of happiness and the right to dress and behave as you please as long as it doesn't infringe the rights of others.
My background is white, female, and a Social Worker (yes, a dreaded SJW). AMA!
I consider Social Workers and SJWs two completely different entities. Social Workers are professionals who are supposed to receive schooling on psychology, sociology, politics, education, law and various other certifications that qualify them to help in matters of bettering a community. SJW is a term that should be reserved solely for the more radical people who claim to be striving for social justice/equality but are generally more of what PhileeD calls a professional victim, and are often hypocrites.