This Halloween Don't Dress Up Like An Indian: It's Cultural Appropriation


Wikipedia defines, 'Cultural Appropriation,' as: "The adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It describes assimilation, but can imply a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture." And many native groups are getting pissed off. This can be seen in them wanting a name change for the Washington Redskins.

So as Halloween approaches do not dress up as an Indian! That sort of thing may have been acceptable years ago but it's not anymore. Maybe some of these photos are sexy but they're just plain wrong...




And remember not to dress your kids up like that, too...


If you dress up like somebody else's culture it may come back to haunt you. Just take a look at this guy...


An embarrassing photo of the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, committing a deplorable act of Cultural Appropriation. He dressed up like this despite natives protesting their plight across Canada. This picture will no doubt become an embarrassment to him because he looks like a goof in it. Many Aboriginals were no doubt dismayed. But apparently none of them are familiar with the politically correct lexicon and dressed him up like this themselves: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2011/07/20110711-195935.html


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