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fogo-av:

afrosandprose:

alexandraelle:

Thanks for my mug @keturahariel! 😍

Okay, I’m sorry, I just can’t get with this. 
This mug is depicting a black woman wearing a war bonnet/Native American headdress. I tried to look up background information about the artist to see if she has Native American ancestry/is Native American, but her website is currently down. But, based on the phrase, “Make art, not war,” it seems as if the war bonnet is placed flippantly in the image to make it a cute, marketable image, rather than to give homage to Native American culture. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
Anyway, I’ve looked through a lot of the reblogs/notes on this image, and from what I’ve seen, absolutely NO ONE talks about how this is/could qualify as cultural appropriation. We can all get behind how the Bass Coast Festival Banned Native American Headdresses and get angry when white people run around music festivals with headdresses on, etc., but I tend to find a trend on Tumblr of ignoring when a black person or artist does something that could qualify as cultural appropriation.
I’ve seen SO MANY black girls wearing bindis reblogged on here with barely anyone being like, “Wait a minute…” I’ve seen images of Pharrell and Kid Cudi in headdresses reblogged for “fashion.” Blah blah blah.
I just get really frustrated and think it’s critical for us to not only call out cultural appropriation when white people do it, but when EVERYONE does it. I think it’s important that we hold ourselves accountable. Yes, we are all POC, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t make mistakes and can encroach on another person’s culture, etc.
Again, I’m not sure of the background of the artist, but I’m more ranting about the principle of it. I just think we need to stop ignoring these types of things and be like, “YO, I don’t know that you should be selling art depicting people wearing Native American headdress/war bonnets on it if that’s not a part of your culture. If it’s not a part of your culture, you’re definitely profiting off of someone else’s culture, and that’s a problem,” you know?
you all get what I mean. ok, goodbye.

^^ this is so important. People always feel that POCs are somehow exempt from being criticized and called out on cultural appropriation. Now, we mustn’t forget that there are black indigenous peoples of the Americas but we can’t tell who the person is on the cup.Even if it turns out that the artist is Native American, or that the person depicted (who reads as a woman) is Native American, the point is still valid especially in terms of authenticity. Furthermore, This mug says make art not war, but has what reads as a war bonnet… Does this mean the artist is mis representing warbonnets as art and not ceremoniously earned war and leadership bonnets? Idk. This is supper triggering because we have to remember that not all indigenous peoples have the same type of headdress or warbonnets but for a culture that is in danger in part by appropriation, artists must be specific and explicit as to why and whom they are representing… But maybe as a non Native American I should stay in my lane…

fogo-av:

afrosandprose:

alexandraelle:

Thanks for my mug @keturahariel! 😍

Okay, I’m sorry, I just can’t get with this. 

This mug is depicting a black woman wearing a war bonnet/Native American headdress. I tried to look up background information about the artist to see if she has Native American ancestry/is Native American, but her website is currently down. But, based on the phrase, “Make art, not war,” it seems as if the war bonnet is placed flippantly in the image to make it a cute, marketable image, rather than to give homage to Native American culture. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

Anyway, I’ve looked through a lot of the reblogs/notes on this image, and from what I’ve seen, absolutely NO ONE talks about how this is/could qualify as cultural appropriation. We can all get behind how the Bass Coast Festival Banned Native American Headdresses and get angry when white people run around music festivals with headdresses on, etc., but I tend to find a trend on Tumblr of ignoring when a black person or artist does something that could qualify as cultural appropriation.

I’ve seen SO MANY black girls wearing bindis reblogged on here with barely anyone being like, “Wait a minute…” I’ve seen images of Pharrell and Kid Cudi in headdresses reblogged for “fashion.” Blah blah blah.

I just get really frustrated and think it’s critical for us to not only call out cultural appropriation when white people do it, but when EVERYONE does it. I think it’s important that we hold ourselves accountable. Yes, we are all POC, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t make mistakes and can encroach on another person’s culture, etc.

Again, I’m not sure of the background of the artist, but I’m more ranting about the principle of it. I just think we need to stop ignoring these types of things and be like, “YO, I don’t know that you should be selling art depicting people wearing Native American headdress/war bonnets on it if that’s not a part of your culture. If it’s not a part of your culture, you’re definitely profiting off of someone else’s culture, and that’s a problem,” you know?

you all get what I mean. ok, goodbye.

^^ this is so important. People always feel that POCs are somehow exempt from being criticized and called out on cultural appropriation. Now, we mustn’t forget that there are black indigenous peoples of the Americas but we can’t tell who the person is on the cup.

Even if it turns out that the artist is Native American, or that the person depicted (who reads as a woman) is Native American, the point is still valid especially in terms of authenticity.

Furthermore,
This mug says make art not war, but has what reads as a war bonnet… Does this mean the artist is mis representing warbonnets as art and not ceremoniously earned war and leadership bonnets? Idk. This is supper triggering because we have to remember that not all indigenous peoples have the same type of headdress or warbonnets but for a culture that is in danger in part by appropriation, artists must be specific and explicit as to why and whom they are representing…

But maybe as a non Native American I should stay in my lane…

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keahimakua:

Prince Fielder thick = like

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If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

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cheyennecheyenne:

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yes-i-am-lucifer:

You just know nobody is reblogging this for the dog

Literally only give a fuck about the dog

Same :(

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twitter user foxylalonde telling it like it is

allyourfavesareasexual:

twitter user foxylalonde telling it like it is

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merrychristmasshinjikun:

hair game level magical girl

this is angelic

hair game stronger than anime protagonist

That is so cute!

charmed-aphro:

pizza-bagel:

pastelle-prince:

merrychristmasshinjikun:

hair game level magical girl

this is angelic

hair game stronger than anime protagonist

That is so cute!

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nedahoyin:

oucu:

have you ever tried gong cha? have you ever tried their milk foam green tea with boba + egg pudding 100% sweet 50% ice? have you ever tried the best milk tea? have you truly lived?

Yum..

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black-american-queen:

journalisticjoe:

miaadamswhat:

scandalobsessedfan:

miltonsong:

lancerbuck:

duez:

gatorfox:

rakeeshsorrel:

ashashi-corner:

HE DID NOT GET ROB PAULSEN TO DO THIS

HE DID NOT

NOSTALGIA CRITIC HOW—!!!

YES

Oh my god.  My childhood.  It’s……….yes.

XD I can’t not re-blog this oh my god

Huh, I don’t remember this for some  reason! Maybe there’s some old stuff I just never watched? Fun to see though, hard to believe the VAs did it. XD

ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS RIGHT NOW?! XD

Poor Pinky.  Hilarious though.

One of my FAVE childhood shows! lol

Their plans always failed lol

OMG

The Nostalgia Critic is my hero. I’ve been watching him for almost six years now, and still love his work.

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