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Your Reminder That There Is No Such Thing as Cultural Appropriation

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Cultural Appropriation is about as real as Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny but it still keeps getting tossed around by the social justice community. If it stayed quarantined like the virus it is to that community, I wouldn’t care, but sadly if it’s being talked about by the social justice community then you can bet it’s going to trend on Twitter.

As my colleague Alex Parker noted in his article, the popular UK singer Adele wore an outfit to the Notting Hill Carnival that featured a bikini top that displayed the Jamaican flag and her hair in bantu knots.

This immediately sent the social justice community into convulsions as they tweeted out claims of “cultural appropriation.”

For those who don’t know what “cultural appropriation” is, it’s the idea that people of a certain color use the ideas and traditions of cultures with different skin colors as a form of dress or for use in ideas. It has created some of the most ridiculous bouts of outrage you will ever witness in your life.

To give you an idea of just how ridiculous it can get, two women were forced to close their burrito shop in Portland after they were accused of cultural appropriation according to Fox News:

Kali Wilgus and Liz “LC” Connelly, the two white women who started Kooks earlier this year, have been accused of stealing their techniques from the “tortilla ladies” of Puerto Nuevo, Mexico — because Connelly told Willamette Week that they gathered their recipes and tortilla-making processes during a holiday road-trip to the Baja California village.

“I picked the brains of every tortilla lady there in the worst broken Spanish ever, and they showed me a little of what they did,” she told the site. “They told us the basic ingredients, and we saw them moving and stretching the dough similar to how pizza makers do before rolling it out with rolling pins.”

Those two women were inspired to develop a recipe based on what they saw in a different culture, put it together, and served it to their community. There’s nothing wrong with that but according to the screaming SJWs, this is a grave sin.

I explain why cultural appropriation isn’t racist, much less real in this video…

…but I think it needs to be said again and again until our society, in general, gets it.

What a culture really is is an idea that has been developed over time. It’s a method by which people do something, be it art, dress, traditions, habits, etc. While certain ideas can originate from a place and be practiced extensively there, the fact is that this place cannot own the idea. They can take credit for it, but they can’t own it.

It’s ridiculous to think that cultures must stay locked up and preserved. That’s not how cultures work. Since man learned how to walk upright, it’s been developing culture and has been improving his species by picking up what works and ditching what doesn’t. If one culture did something really well then another culture may adopt that way of thinking and advance their civilization.

Without it we wouldn’t have the advancements we do today, but according to the SJWs and extreme leftists, all of this means nothing because it’s racist to copy another culture in anything.

This is backward thinking on their part. Not only are they clearly not very good students of history, but they’re also not very good at understanding humanity. They would rather us arrest our development as a species than learn and advance from each other.

But let’s even just leave behind human advancement for a minute and focus on the shallow aspect of hairstyles and clothing.

The SJW sees what Adele did and automatically associates her manner of dress with malicious intent. They do this with anybody and everybody. Don’t forget about the college student who was accosted in a hallway because some SJW Karen thought dreadlocks belonged to her and black culture.

The SJW automatically assumes that your intent is bad no matter what. You either stole it or are wearing it in an effort to make fun of it like a racist.

The fact is, if there’s no malicious intent then the intent is good. Period. Even Mickey Rooney’s Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s isn’t evil despite it being an over-the-top depiction of an Asian immigrant. It’s okay to joke around and still have nothing but love for the people you’re joking around about.

This has been completely lost on the SJW who believes humor is the gateway to hate.

The truth is, if anyone wants to wear dreads or bantu knots while not being black then that’s perfectly acceptable. People in the SJW hyena pack that say it’s not okay are not allowed to speak for every single black person on the planet and even if they were, it’s not acceptable to tell another person what they can and can’t wear, especially if it’s not doing any harm to you.

If you’re offended, that’s your problem.

Regardless, the idea of people “appropriating” a culture, or taking it as their own, isn’t a thing. It’s just using an idea.