A Daily Riot.: Update: Culutral Appropriation Do’s and Don’ts

msamberhazard:

jamesrobert:

A Daily Riot.: Update: Culutral Appropriation Do’s and Don’ts

adailyriot:

Given that the old cultural appropriation resource learning list is being passed around more frequently now, and that some of the links on it no longer work, I thought it was high time to release an updated list. These links pertain primarily to the appropriation of Native American/First Nations cultures, spiritualities, and items. However, it’s important to note that cultural appropriation is not limited to the Native American/First Nations. Cultural Appropriation is something that racks the African American, African, Asian, Romani, Indian, South Asian, Maori, and many people and places around the world. It can (as it often does with Native/First Nations) perpetuate racist stereotypical caricatures of Native peoples, as well as colonization, and cultural genocide. i.e. you could be participating in genocide today even if you’re you or your ancestors did not partake in the first acts of colonialism.That is something to be aware of.

Before I send you to the list, I will satirically tell you in the tradition of the (blasted) “Two Wolves” story:

A wise person sat with an ignorant person and said “You can bring a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.” The ignorant person looked at the wise person perplexed, and the wise person said, “Will you drink the water?”

Reblogging this because of reasons. Important reasons.

Reblogging this in the hopes that some white douche with dreds will read this and shave their head.

(via msamberhazard-deactivated201210)

whatfreshhellisthis:

stanleykubrix:

whatfreshhellisthis:

stanleykubrix:

whatfreshhellisthis:

earthtojeremiah:

Wandering around downtown Manhattan midnight, looking for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and finding a deserted park, except for a few guys and a few cops.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA 
HAHAHA
HAHA
HA
FUCKING
HA
Hey look, a sign that neatly sums up everything that is wrong with the ‘occupy’ movement.

….
really charlie?

YES REALLY.
A white man holding a sign that claims because he’s part of the 99% he has NO privileges?
Well, fuck intersectionality! Clearly race, gender, sexuality, disability and other factors have absolutely nothing to do with economic disparity at all!
(These links are mixed between Britain and the USA because lol first page of Google only, this is not a well researched post)
Oh wait! In 2007, the latest year with Federal Reserve figures available, the typical white household had a net worth about 14 times as large as the typical African American or Hispanic household! And ah, yes, women are still getting dicked over! Poverty and disability are still strongly linked! People still don’t want to hire disabled people, especially disabled women! Transgender people; still experience unemployment at nearly twice the rate of the population as a whole, still experiencing near-universal harassment in the workplace, still highly disproportionally below the poverty line, still highly likely to be fired, demoted, or not hired, and still disproportionally homeless! LGB people are still more likely to be poor than heterosexual people!
This shit is important and over-simplifying it does nothing to help anyone. You cannot usurp the 1% without entirely dismantling the incredibly biased structures that support them on their perch; all you’ll do is replace the humans with pigs.

I’m that guy who is going to say that class matters.
Are we really going to exclude a huge amount of people from the Occupy movement because they’re white? Or cis? Or hetero? Come, now.
We take down capitalism. We don’t “fix the system” or whatever. We take the whole goddamn thing down and construct something new. I absolutely know what you’re talking about, but you’re dismissing the entire Occupy movement because there are white, able-bodied, heterosexual cismales involved? Are you kidding me?
If anything, Occupy is flawed. Not fundamentally so, but it is flawed. On the other hand, please point to another recent movement that has received so much support from so many different groups.
This is the working class coming together. The working class needs to learn what it means to respect each other, because we’re only as strong as the weakest member. This is why activists like us are important; we’re the vanguard. We’re the teachers, the people who are supposed to help make this work in our own little way. If we start to dismiss Occupy because it’s not “perfect enough,” then what hope do we have left? What hope do any of you have left?
None. And all the reasons you just laid out for not supporting Occupy? Conservative backlash is always right behind mass left-wing movements.

Oh hey look, you wrote a whole bunch of stuff about things I didn’t say!
Look at what I said:

Hey look, a sign that neatly sums up everything that is wrong with the ‘occupy’ movement.

Where does that say “class doesn’t matter”? Where does that say “I am dismissing the entire Occupy movement”?
Ah, yes, it doesn’t! It doesn’t say “this sign neatly sums up everything about how the Occupy movement is totally worthless trash”!
And WHERE does it say I want to exclude the poor white cis hetero able men? GOD DAMNIT WHY WON’T I THINK OF THEM?
Please, please, please, PLEASE read “Animal Farm”. Someone. ANYONE.
Unless we DEAL with the racism, heterosexism, sexism, cissexism and ableism within our movements we are just swapping one set of oppressors for another set.
“I’m the guy who’s going to say class matters”. Well I’m the queer who’s going to continue pointing out that my class inequality is a different fucking animal to yours, one that you and people like you refuse to acknowledge exists because it is fed on more than just poverty, but poverty that is spiked with sexism, heterosexism, cissexism ableism etc.
And you know what? Race matters. Gender matters. Sexuality matters. Ability matters.
I’m not saying that your privilege excludes you from having a voice, or that your economic disparity isn’t as important or whatever; I am saying that your economic disparity is different to mine and in order to fight all economic inequality we need to acknowledge that difference and fight it and the causes of it.

#You tell ‘em Charlie

whatfreshhellisthis:

stanleykubrix:

whatfreshhellisthis:

stanleykubrix:

whatfreshhellisthis:

earthtojeremiah:

Wandering around downtown Manhattan midnight, looking for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and finding a deserted park, except for a few guys and a few cops.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA 

HAHAHA

HAHA

HA

FUCKING

HA

Hey look, a sign that neatly sums up everything that is wrong with the ‘occupy’ movement.

….

really charlie?

YES REALLY.

A white man holding a sign that claims because he’s part of the 99% he has NO privileges?

Well, fuck intersectionality! Clearly race, gender, sexuality, disability and other factors have absolutely nothing to do with economic disparity at all!

(These links are mixed between Britain and the USA because lol first page of Google only, this is not a well researched post)

Oh wait! In 2007, the latest year with Federal Reserve figures available, the typical white household had a net worth about 14 times as large as the typical African American or Hispanic household! And ah, yes, women are still getting dicked over! Poverty and disability are still strongly linked! People still don’t want to hire disabled people, especially disabled women! Transgender people; still experience unemployment at nearly twice the rate of the population as a whole, still experiencing near-universal harassment in the workplace, still highly disproportionally below the poverty line, still highly likely to be fired, demoted, or not hired, and still disproportionally homeless! LGB people are still more likely to be poor than heterosexual people!

This shit is important and over-simplifying it does nothing to help anyone. You cannot usurp the 1% without entirely dismantling the incredibly biased structures that support them on their perch; all you’ll do is replace the humans with pigs.

I’m that guy who is going to say that class matters.

Are we really going to exclude a huge amount of people from the Occupy movement because they’re white? Or cis? Or hetero? Come, now.

We take down capitalism. We don’t “fix the system” or whatever. We take the whole goddamn thing down and construct something new. I absolutely know what you’re talking about, but you’re dismissing the entire Occupy movement because there are white, able-bodied, heterosexual cismales involved? Are you kidding me?

If anything, Occupy is flawed. Not fundamentally so, but it is flawed. On the other hand, please point to another recent movement that has received so much support from so many different groups.

This is the working class coming together. The working class needs to learn what it means to respect each other, because we’re only as strong as the weakest member. This is why activists like us are important; we’re the vanguard. We’re the teachers, the people who are supposed to help make this work in our own little way. If we start to dismiss Occupy because it’s not “perfect enough,” then what hope do we have left? What hope do any of you have left?

None. And all the reasons you just laid out for not supporting Occupy? Conservative backlash is always right behind mass left-wing movements.

Oh hey look, you wrote a whole bunch of stuff about things I didn’t say!

Look at what I said:

Hey look, a sign that neatly sums up everything that is wrong with the ‘occupy’ movement.

Where does that say “class doesn’t matter”? Where does that say “I am dismissing the entire Occupy movement”?

Ah, yes, it doesn’t! It doesn’t say “this sign neatly sums up everything about how the Occupy movement is totally worthless trash”!

And WHERE does it say I want to exclude the poor white cis hetero able men? GOD DAMNIT WHY WON’T I THINK OF THEM?

Please, please, please, PLEASE read “Animal Farm”. Someone. ANYONE.

Unless we DEAL with the racism, heterosexism, sexism, cissexism and ableism within our movements we are just swapping one set of oppressors for another set.

“I’m the guy who’s going to say class matters”. Well I’m the queer who’s going to continue pointing out that my class inequality is a different fucking animal to yours, one that you and people like you refuse to acknowledge exists because it is fed on more than just poverty, but poverty that is spiked with sexism, heterosexism, cissexism ableism etc.

And you know what? Race matters. Gender matters. Sexuality matters. Ability matters.

I’m not saying that your privilege excludes you from having a voice, or that your economic disparity isn’t as important or whatever; I am saying that your economic disparity is different to mine and in order to fight all economic inequality we need to acknowledge that difference and fight it and the causes of it.

#You tell ‘em Charlie