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Anonymous asked: “So If I'm white, but a quarter Spaniard, is it cultural appropriation if i celebrate my heritage and wear a Flamenco dress?”
Absolutely not. Enjoying another culture and appreciating its uniqueness, no matter what nationality you are is not appropriation. That’s something coined by idiots. Even if you were all white, there’s nothing wrong with that. You aren’t mocking it, you like it, you think they’re interesting, so you want to try out what they have to offer. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
I’m of all Irish descent, I’m not going to scream at a Spanish girl if she wants to take Irish dancing lessons or sing along to an Irish folk song. I’d be flattered she likes it enough to want to.
Cultural appropriation is the misrepresentation and/or decontextualization of traditions from marginalized cultures by individuals in relatively privileged groups. It’s a concept from the social sciences, particularly anthropology, is researched quite extensively and specifically describes a harmful/exploitative colonialist power dynamic. It reinforces stereotypes, Eurocentric beauty standards, racist colonial/imperial power dynamics, and in many cases can be a form of visual/symbolic dehumanizationand is a step in committing genocide against a group of people.
However, a person exploring their own actual heritage will never be appropriation, so anon would not be appropriating.
And Flamenco is a Romani dance, a.k.a NOT your heritage, white Spaniard.
Oh jesus christ, its like staring into an abyss of pure stupidity
"flamenco is not for you, no spanish people are allowed to practice it"
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in movies when kids sneak out through their windows and im just like why dont you have screens in your windows who doesnt have screens in their windows what do you just let bees and bugs and birds and shit fly into your room what the fuck