just-babs asked: It's disturbing that so many of the insensitive, ignorant, bigoted, and callous quotes about the poor, homeless, and oppressed are coming from sociology majors. They're clearly not learning anything if they still continue saying the abhorrent stuff they say
or the colleges they go to treat them like customers that need to be kept happy
but it’s probably a mix of both, and the insulation that comes from being up on the ivory tower
Or it’s that they’ve had privileged, sheltered lives where they’ve never interacted with anyone outside their socioeconomic group.
It also depends on where they live/go to school and their exposure to these groups of people.
In a second year soc class I was in no one in my class knew what the welfare amount was (in B.C Canada).I think some douchey little 19 yr old made a comment that people on welfare “had it easy and have more than enough money to live off of”.
Many kids just don’t know and have never been taught (by their parents) to think about others.
It’s $550/month btw and that includes rent.
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"Ethnic plastic surgery"—the practice of altering physical features supposedly typical of your race, to either erase them or to deliberately look like a member of a different race—sits squarely at the fraught intersection of bodily autonomy, racial politics, and oppressive beauty standards. It’s nearly impossible to talk about without being oppressive or paternalistic in one way or another.
We told you(s) all that our valiant effort to promote the normalization of racial/ethnic transitioning would prevail in a successful manner!
We hate to say “We told you(s) so,” but we told you(s) so.
backin15minutes asked: Hi, I have a question about cultural appropriation. I recently bought a ukulele for my birthday, and I really wanted to name it (I like naming my instruments!). I thought it might be appropriate to give it a Hawaiin name or word. Would that be disrespectful to that culture? I really don't want to offend anyone, I just want a pretty name for my new ukulele. Thanks!
I think it would be fine and I’ve asked several ppl what they thought and think it’s fine. A Hawaiian name seems fitting.
When I post things I don’t always agree with what is in a post. Many times I totally disagree with what’s being posted but I still think the information, thoughts, ideas, conversations, etc is important for us to think about, debate, question, etc.
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Are Male and Female Brains Different?
This awesome new video from BrainCraft takes a look at the old adage “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” through the lens of modern brain science. Sure, there’s lots of biological differences between people who identify as male, female, or neither… but in terms of our brains, do any of them really matter? Or are we just trying to mold science into what society already believes is true?
neruk0 asked: Why do you hate the discovering of the world so much? People who share culture, people who learn things from different countries, people who enrich themselves and others around them? Because that's what this whole "culture appropriation" is about, it's as if all you really want is to build giant barriers between each countries so that their cultures just stay in one place, so that there wouldn't be any interactions between countries, everyone stays confined,no one can enjoy the world. Seems fun
I’m in fucking Bali right now and I ain’t appropriating SHIT because I know my goddamn place here.
So shoo fly don’t bother me.
A story that has never been told, Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion illustrates the often overlooked Chinese experience at the heart of American history. The New York Historical Society’s landmark exhibition will be on from September 26th until May 2015. This exhibit highlights the lives, achievements, culture, struggles, and diversity of Chinese Americans from the 18th century to today.
Please help the New York Historical Society in conveying the richness of our lived experiences. The Many Faces page on the exhibit’s website offers an opportunity for Chinese Americans to tell their own stories. The New York Chinese-American community is invited to share a story and photo. Submissions may be featured in the exhibit or online. Click here to share your story.
ourloveisamystery asked: I have always had a deep love and appreciation for the cultural and religious connection to mehndi designs. I was wondering if the usage of these designs would be considered cultural appropriation to use the designs during special occasions even though I am not of Hindu religion? Or would it be seen as cultural appreciation?