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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 07:27 PM

 

Am I the only one who is sick of hearing about "cultural appropriation?" [View all]

Seems like every week you get some whiny ass white people complaining about cultural appropriation. Be it a taco stand or a movie about a nonwhite character, these people give the RW Christians a run for the money in terms of perpetual offense.

Let me give you an example:

10-15 years ago, people of color were clamoring for a non-white Disney main character, princess or otherwise. People wanted to see characters of color in non-stereotypical/servile roles. Fast-forward to Moana and Coco, and it's not the white racists flipping out. It's the white SJW's screaming about "cultural appropriation."

The complaint is that Disney is appropriating Polynesian/Mexican culture to make money. The fact that Disney did a bang up job, including making good faith efforts to reach out to these communities during the design phase, is irrelevant.

In the span of a few years, we've gone from "Media corporations should tell the stories of people from other cultures" to "How dare the media corporation make MONEY telling stories about people from other cultures!"

If you want mega-corporations to tell the stories of minority cultures, the fact that they're going to make a profit of it is just a thing you're going to have to accept. That or go back to the days where the only time a black/Hispanic character appeared was to be magical for some white douche.

I can't imagine why people think us LWers are unreasonable. I'm basically convinced that if today's SJW's were alive when Uhura and Kirk kissed, they'd be more pissed off than the Southern racists.

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