that awkward moment when some smug asshole tries to invoke 1st Amendment rights & apparently doesn’t know that this amendment only says that Congress can’t make laws to limit speech or expression. [E]veryone else is still allowed to let you know when you’re full of shit. ‘k, buddy?
That awkward moment when you miss the point entirely.
I, and everyone else, have the right to express myself. If I wanted to I could wear:
- Bracelets made by Afghan metalworkers (there is no significance of Afghan clothing being chosen twice.)
I would look like a fool, but I can do it, because I have the right to.
“having the right to” & “knowing when it’s appropriate” are two very different things.
You’ll notice I never said you don’t have the “right” to engage in cultural appropriation, but that it’s an asshole thing to do.
Truly, the only ‘point’ you seem to have been arguing is “it’s mean to tell white people they can’t do things!” Well, tough shit. White people aren’t entitled to any damn thing (though they often seem to believe otherwise).
And quit playing like you’re actually interested in being respectful to cultures that aren’t your own. As much as you should be, it’s clear that you just want to whine that people are telling white people to quit & fuck off & I have no sympathy for that… though I will take the opportunity to fill my White Tears cistern.
It’s interesting that you think I think the Constitution is only there for white people. Every American is assured every right listed in the greatest set of laws on this planet, The United States Constitution. I’m fine with a culture embracing who they are, but that shouldn’t not prevent someone outside that culture from borrowing from it. The world would have stop advancing long ago, if not for cultural appropriation.
Like oh my fucking god idiots. If people want to wear clothes or speak a language or learn a culture who cares?
I’m pretty fucking sure your ass hasn’t experienced a modicum of racism if you’re convinced that this is what racism consists of. Someone wearing a damn kimono. You’ve got to be kidding me, right?
Either you want multiculturalism or you want cultural segregation. Take your pick, you can’t have it both ways.
Sure you can tell people anything you want. You have that right too. But barging in on people when they’re making a point by making a completely unrelated point is, uh, pointless.
Look who’s white privilege is showing! What would you expect a name like extreme capitalism! How dare you assume to know what it’s like to experience racism! You republicans are all the same.