[ExI] Cultural appropriation

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 07:29:15 UTC 2020

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On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 5:27 AM Keith Henson via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> I find objecting to "cultural appropriation" ridiculous.  What this
> means is that the population of those who "appropriate" find some
> aspect (meme) of the originating culture attractive.
> Having elements of your culture spread into other cultures is by
> objective measure desirable or at least it has been the standard by
> which humans advanced their control over the world ever since whatever
> date you want to assign as the origin of the species.
> In the context of the thread that brought this to mind, the flow of
> elements of culture has been much larger in the opposite direction.
> Consider breeding and riding horses, widely practiced by native tribes
> and absolutely an import from the Spanish.  Or consider sheep,
> critical to the Navajo way of life.  Are motor vehicles rejected by
> natiave Americans as foreign culture?  Nope.
> Keith
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