[ExI] Cultural appropriation

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 02:34:12 UTC 2020

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.


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