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Date: Friday, July 28th, 2017 10:50 am (UTC)
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Reading the article on cultural appropriation and find myself agreeing with a lot of it. I'm a mongrel albeit perhaps not of as diverse an origin as the author of the articles and the cultural stereotypes about either of my cultural strands but I don't get the why people shouldn't celebrate Diia de los Muertos (we don't very much in Venezuela although it seems to be catching on) or wear dreadlocks -these things can be done with respect to the culture of origin -or not; the Dia de los Muertos thing sometimes comes across as mocking the original custom -and I won't even go into the whole issue of native American cultural signs used more or less in jest or ignoring the rather bloody history that is contained in some of the terms used to name or describe them.

Back to the Dia de los Muertos, I have two Mexican friends, both female and largely of indigenous origin, one who is quite happy for people to celebrate it, the other one gets rather very offended by the whole thing...

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