Steal her look: Iggy Azalea
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a driver gave me the friendly wave to cross the road today so i shuffled across and waited for him to be out of sight before crossing back because i was already on the right side but i did not want to disappoint this stranger
last night i dreamed that scientists used a really bad picture of me to prove humans are closely related to goats and i was so insulted i woke up
Black people protest over other black people getting murdered and they are called animals and hit with tear gas but white people start flipping cars and shit over pumpkins and all they get is “awww how cute they are so rowdy”
MO State Senator Jamilah Nasheed has just been arrested while protesting at Ferguson PD
Live stream. Also hearing that police will be enforcing an 11 pm noise ordinance.
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La Catrina de José Guadalupe Posada.
Llamada originalmente la Calavera Garbancera, la Catrina fue una crítica social contra todos aquellos que se avergonzaban de sus orígenes, imitaban los estílos europeos y renegaban de sus raíces, cultura y herencia indígena.
La Catrina by José Guadalupe Posada.
Originally called la Calavera Garbancera, la Catrina was a social criticism against all those who were ashamed of their origins, imitated European styles, and denied their indigenous roots, culture, and heritage.
why is bob short for robert
how does one get ‘billy’ out of ‘william’?
How in hell do you get “Dick” from “Richard”?
you ask him nicely
you ask him nicely
i have been waiting for yEARS FOR THIS POST TO COME BACK YOU DONT UNDERSTAND
There’s a kid in my class named Richard Hunter
Yet another well known youtube star jumps on the appropriation bandwagon. Idgi, her sister in law Michelle Phan already appropriated mexican culture, why the hell would she do this now??? Ugh. My culture is not a halloween costume -___-
you do fucking realize that sugar skulls ARE a costume and there is no cultural appropriation to people wearing something that was meant to be a costume to begin with…right? it’s called la catrina and it mocks lower class people trying to dress like high class europeans….its like dressing up like a tourist with a big camera and a sun hat…honey you need to calm down, im fucking mexican and la catrina IS a part of our culture that is a halloween costume. you moron.
Actually no it’s not a costume and its not related to Halloween in no type of way shut up
um well im mexican and you’re wrong. and its associated with day of the dead which is on october 31st, you dumb twat, go fuck yourself and dont tell me what i should find offensive when its fucking NOT
“José Guadalupe Posada created a famous print of a figure he called La Calavera Catrina (“The Elegant Skull”) as a parody of a Mexican upper-class female. Posada’s striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead”
OH LOOK IT ORIGINATED AS A COSTUMED FEMALE WITH A PAINTED FACE
OH LOOK, MASKS…..OH MY LOOK AT HOW ITS WORN AS A FUCKING COSTUME EVEN WHEN CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAY, OH MAN OH MAN DONT WEAR MY CULTURE AS A COSTUME, WHEN THAT PART OF THE CULTURE IS IN FACT, A FUCKING COSTUME YOU GOD DAMN PIECE OF SHIT
you are an ignorant fuck
I love when tumblr people are taken down by their own diet racism.
Although October 31st is part of the observance of Dia De Los Muertos it’s Nov 1st and 2nd that are the main days of it. La Catrina is a fairly modern symbol and not all sugar skulls and skull makeups are representative of La Catrina. Also La Catrina isn’t parodic of “lower class” people dressing as “higher class” she is parodic of indigenous people being assimilated into European culture. So you can throw your simplistic low vs. high class got-from-wikipedia bullshit out the window.
You cannot detach the symbols of Dia De Los Muertos from cultural context and turn them into costumes. They have a whole lot more meaning than that. It’s not just about honouring the dead it’s a very specific observance and celebration tied to culture.
vinegardoppio said: not sure itd be ok to ID as native if you werent part of that culture considering theres still non-spanish-speaking natives in latin america getting fucked over today (chiapas, guatemala, etc..)
Exactly. I keep seeing articles (from mixed Latin American and North American native people alike) stating that mestizxs (whom a lot of us don’t have any cultural connection or ties to our native roots) should strive to “reclaim” our ‘indigenous identities’
…but at the same time…
this way of thinking about decolonization often ignores what we (as mestizx) have had alot of native ppl in Latin America be put through for the sake of our own exploitative/colonial agendas.
It’s like suddenly going:
"I know that alot of mestizxs have been trying to ride this wave of white supremacy (for being part European), and continue to be willing supporters of the oppressive social structures pitted against our Latin nations’ black and native ppls throughout history. But hey, i’m indigenous now too! So things are gonna be good.”
Idk…I don’t like it. It just feels like this rhetoric that all mestizxs are native wants to omit alot about our own roles in promoting assimilation/cultural genocide. I don’t like the idea that people would want to put this under the rug…
The discourse in itself of “reviving” and “reclaiming” a pan-indigenous identity for mestizx people directly feeds into the dead NDN myth. I have been told numerous times that I don’t exist by school teachers. It doesn’t just hit with pangs of disrespect, it actively feeds the colonialist narrative that we are dead and only people of the past and our culture must be “revived” and “reclaimed”. And given that there are far larger numbers of mestizx people than indigenous their voices are heard over us and replace ours if they claim our identity. There are neo and revivalist “indigenous” groups all over and I see them speak for us and represent us at native events, talks, gatherings etc. in the US all the time. It’s a very big problem. It’s not just in the articles you see and online discourse. There are a very large number of mestizx people who do this.
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