18. Cherokee and Puerto Rican and Black and French...basically I'm a mutt. Oh and if you can't tell, I have a muff. Thanks.
volcaniclungs asked: Hi, I would greatly appreciate your help to tell my sweet friend (who is white), that even with good intentions and "respect", that she shouldn't wear a bindi. She knows about cultural appropriation, & agrees that it is unfair for South Asian people to be discriminated against when expressing their culture, while when others of another race/religion who appropriate the items are free from the pain, hurt, shame, and racism. (going to continue this into another message)
She reasons that we must all unite, embrace all cultures, and remove “the red tape that separates us all”. I really understand that she wants to unify everyone, and appreciate and respect all cultures - but you can do so without cultural appropriation. I don’t know how to respond to her because she does have good intentions but is also contradicting herself.
She sounds really obnoxious.
Cultural appropriation is racist. And if your friend is comfortable appropriating different cultures even after you have spoken to her about it, then …