Cultural Appropriation is Evidently not Flattering

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Unless you are a democrat trying to beat a conservative Republican in a Senate race.

It’s said that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” That is, to imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment.

Take for example the modern day British Royal Family and in particular, the lovely Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton – wife of Prince William. Ever since her engagement to Wills, she’s been the envy of England and the Western World.

Her hair, her clothing, shoes and jewelry – everything she wears becomes an instant classic and is sought by her female fan base. It seems not five minutes after she is seen in something new, fashionistas are searching the web for knockoffs. Throngs of women want to look and dress like Kate.

And last I checked, she doesn’t seem the least bit upset by it.

However for many, particularly leftist minorities, such imitation is not considered flattering, but cultural appropriation.

Wikipedia defines cultural appropriation as, “the adoption of elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture. It is distinguished from an equal cultural exchange due to an imbalance of power, often as a byproduct of colonialism and oppression.” read more

We Sure Do Love Diversity in America

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Diversity sure is great. And what’s so great about it is that is so diverse. After all, we’re reminded of it constantly. The president has said that what makes this country great is its diversity. Not our unique form of government – not our freedom of speech or religion, and certainly not are uniquely crafted Constitution or Declaration. No, it’s our diversity.

Of course those who espouse the greatness of diversity don’t really mean it. What they mean is ethnicity. Evidently were only great because we have a wide variety of skin colors.

Now wouldn’t it sound silly if a politician or pundit exclaimed that we should celebrate skin color, rather than the drivel that they dole out about celebrating diversity. Diversity just sounds better, like renaming abortion to pro-choice, or global warming to climate change.

But what of other countries? We’ve heard that America is no better than other countries – Obama said so. But how does that square with the greatness of diversity? Countries like China, Japan and most Arab nations – these are predominantly homogeneous societies. How can we be no better when our “diversity” is what makes us great? read more

White = Racist

If you’re outraged by this, there’s something wrong with you!

Who are the real racists here?

A high school basketball team with mostly white players has been accused of racism for chanting ‘USA! USA!’ after winning against a rival school.

The players from Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas yelled the phrase after beating a team from Edison high school made up of minority players.

The winning team’s coach immediately stopped the teenagers chanting the phrase and now the local school district has been forced to apologise.

But many students and local residents have lambasted the response as ‘an overreaction’, taking to the players’ Facebook page to vent their anger:

“As an outsider, and a Hispanic, I’m curious,” Donna Russell wrote. ‘Would any of this be an issue if the opposing team chanted Viva Mexico? I mean, we ALL live in the USA so why was this a bad thing?”

“It seems that the image of the U.S. continues to bow down and apologize every time someone cries “racism ” but when others stand against us it’s ‘Exercising their Freedom’ and no apology is expected.”

Students at the high school pointed out that the chant had been used at other games against schools of non-minority players.

But the San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to the team.

Spokeswoman Leslie Price branded the incident ‘very disrespectful to our students’, KSAT.com reported.

“It is surprising and it’s disappointing to hear that anyone would be out there making those kind of remarks,” she said.

The district’s athletic director Gil Garza, who filed a complaint with the interscholastic league, added: “I appreciate Coach Brewer taking the action he took to stop it.”

 “To be attacked about your ethnicity and being made to feel that you don’t belong in this country is terrible. Why can’t people just applaud our kids? It just gets old and I’m sick of it.”

“Once again, we’re on pins and needles wondering what’s going to happen.”

Students from the rival school said they were ‘very appalled’ and were ‘rubbed the wrong way’ by the comments.

Alamo Heights Superintendent Kevin Brown also apologized.

“We just hope that people know that that’s not who we are and we’re not going to let it happen again,” Brown said.

The school apologized to the district and has banned the students involved from state title games.

Maybe the players should be jailed and charged with hate crimes? That would teach them.

Let’s all  just collectively apologize for being A) White, B) American and because we are white, we are all  C) inherently Racist. Will that do it?

Attribution: Daily Mail