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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Cuervo
"Cultural appropriation" is a bunch of hoakum.
Our nation is a melting pot of every nationality known to man. If it exists on planet Earth, it exists within our borders. Part of that "melting pot" is the sharing of culture.
I would say that given this, if one feels that they should not share their culture in America with Americans, then perhaps they shouldn't have brought it here to begin with. You cannot ask us to change one of the few things we still do that makes us great.
The funny part about this: it is Ivy League schools that you are seeing the ruckus at. Not in the southwest where Mexicans are happy to share their culture with you.
originally posted by: elg3cko
a reply to: ketsuko
It's fairly simple: if the event is meant to make money/raise funds using cultural appropriation, it shouldn't be allowed to happen. Have a private party around any cultural theme if you still feel inclined to wear culture as costume, but if you're going to make money off the event, find an appropriate theme or none at all.