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If you want to play this game, let's do it. | PEOPLE OF COLOR SAY WHITE PEOPLE ARE APPROPRIATING WHEN WE USE THINGS OR DO THINGS THAT PEOPLE OF COLOR CAME UP WITH BUT I DON'T SEE ANY OF  | image tagged in memes,but thats none of my business,kermit the frog,cultural appropriation | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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IT’S OK FOR ME TO DO THIS BUT YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Because why??? It’s just stupid!
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2 ups, 1 reply
You're missing the point.

For centuries people of African blood in the Americas have been told to look up to Caucasian features and styles and down on their own. Great lengths have been taken depart from natural hair to make it look more 'white.'

Then along comes models and whatnot emulating the same hairdos that where frowned upon when worn by the very people who originated them as if now it is chic.

I'm not going to pretend tight braids are exclusive to Africans, but when as in the second pic it is specifically designed to imitate that but minus the culture, not to mention that if donned by the originators it is still dubbed "ethnic" or "ghetto" - well, do you see where this is going?

It IS stupid because self loathing and wishing to look more like former oppressors has been made to be Ok to do this,,,
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Perfect! You hit the nail on the head that others DO NOT understand.
* Absolutely distasteful and NOT allowed: dress up / accessorize to look "ethnic or "ghetto" because you like it.
* Absolutely acceptable and cheered as heroic: dress up / accessorize to look "ethnic" or "ghetto" because you "identify" as another race for personal gain
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NONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU LISTED ARE CULTURAL | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
I'm not defending people who complain about "cultural appropriation". I think the whole idea is stupid. But those things you listed aren't associated with any particular culture.
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9 ups, 4 replies
Doesn't need to be. They're complaining about white people using things that were supposedly invented by black people. In fact, they're so desperate to find something that black people invented they make shit up.

I saw a video on YouTube recently (I think it was a buzzfeed video, but not sure) that had two women (one white and one black) trying to go a whole week without using anything that was invented by black people. It was so cringy to watch because they kept claiming that a black person invented the computer and traffic lights and the internet, etc, etc...

There really is a push for some reason to make white people villains in everything they do that they just make shit up and only ignorant people believe it. It really isn't just about cultural appropriation anymore, but about every day life.
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6 ups, 1 reply
I think the key phrase here is, "only the ignorant believe it." The media overplays this drivel to the masses for the purpose of legitimizing something no one would otherwise pay attention to.
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2 ups
Right, and it's all for ratings, publicity, and attention. There's even a political party that uses it to secure votes...
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0 ups, 1 reply
Dude, I have seen some Afro-centric revisionist stuff galore on Pinterest that straddles hilarious and the same harsh chills from watching a KKK rally. But if you're going to bother wasting time watching a vid, at least do some fact checking before dismissing outright what may - and in this case, ARE - facts.
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Being a part of a team that helped invent better and faster already invented devices doesn't make you the inventor of said devices. You cannot claim that a certain person invented something if all they did was work on a team that made the device faster of more suitable for use.

And patenting a device isn't inventing it. Patenting a device is like getting in on something that you figure will become popular and therefore make you money.

Quit pretending that a certain group of people INVENTED certain devices when in fact they did not. And me pointing out the truth is not being racist, it's pointing out the truth and exposing a lie.
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0 ups, 1 reply
Stop lying and

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The only thing you got right is the patent thing, from Edison to heart transplants, check em out who REALLY was behind all then toys or fun.
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1 up, 1 reply
lol
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2 ups
B**ch Charles Babbage inventor of the computer ???? is a white guy these cultural appropriation f**ks need to drop dead
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But it DOES matter, at least in terms of the meme, of which YOU are the OP.

You're talking technology, not culture. AMERICAN tech, not a race exclusive one.
New technologies have a tendency of arising from the mixing or even clashing of people of different cultures. Different ideas mix and sire innovation, or did you think America has accomplished what it has because um, uh, ah, cuz Washington looked stunning braving the Potomac? Try comparing NYC, LA, SF to Porksnout Iowa, Almostawake Alabama, and Burnt Scrotum New Mexico (bonus points for those who know that one) and the rest of the other gonna-do-something-one-day-never States. And that is for both tech and cultural development. Conversely, isolate a homgeneous population and you get a continent of an isle chock full of animals extinct elswhere called Australia.

For funsies, DO look up who invented the traffic light, the internet, refrigerated trucks & shipping, artificial blood plasma, heart transplant, touch tone phone, spark plugs, and the carbon filaments in the light bulb, etc, of which do nothing idiots think they can take credit for because they play the white supremacist race card.

Also, bear in mind there is a difference between borrowing apsects of a culture without understanding the meaning or proper context for it and it being imposed upon people in an attempt to assimilate or at least force them to fall in line with a majority culture. The meme above with the hair is a classic example.

Your point would have been better served if this kept to the theme of culture.
Music is a good example. Rock being said to be born out of blues and is thus African, when they both resemble Country and other Folk stylings more than they do any form from Africa or the African diapora (other than Ska and Reggae from Jamaica which are themselves rooted in rock to begin with). Or the Afro-centric snobbery that Jazz is the only American born music when the most popular music styles throughout the world are American and Jazz is but a dying small segment of that.

As it stands, your premise that all inventions are made only by 'whites' is totally bogus and jaw droppingly racist.

If handled another way, you could have made a valid point,,,
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3 ups
I would hope not. There's a lot of it going on.
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4 ups
Capitalism is the most inclusive culture.
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4 ups
First cultural items, where first created to share and sell, if an African's ancestors saw a white man buying an African tiger belt, they wouldn't care, more gold in their animal hide pouches. Secondly, America was built for sharing, when you live here everything you produce for consumption will be consumed by the ENTIRE free market, even if you didn't intend it to. If people don't like that they should do what Thomas Hobbs said in the Leviathan, and leave.
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To be fair, trains and computers came around because of Brits and roads came around because of Italians. I think the people of color you're referring to are referring to white Americans without clarifying themselves.
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0 ups, 1 reply
People of colour?
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3 ups, 1 reply
Yeah, you know...like black, brown, red, yellow... I'm mostly talking about black, because they're the ones talking like this.
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1 up, 1 reply
Oh, no, I knew what you meant.
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4 ups, 2 replies
Well, you asked. Unless you're trying to tell me I shouldn't say "people of color."

If so, sorry, but I'm not PC and there's nothing wrong with that term. I've literally had someone tell me that I'm not supposed to say black person, even though the person I was talking about was black. If that's the case, maybe we shouldn't call white people, white.
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2 ups, 1 reply
XD
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2 ups, 1 reply
We aren't even white. Have you seen white? We're more like different shades of peach.
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True. Illustration isn't mine. Found with a quick search.
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1 up, 1 reply
No, that's not what I was saying, at all.
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0 ups, 1 reply
Then what was the point of the question?
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0 ups, 1 reply
Which Queston?
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Your comment asked "people of colour?"
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