Race: (Mis)appropriation

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"We Are People, Not Mascots. Change the Name."  "Honor Treaties, Not Mascots"  Source: Last Real Indians, on Tumblr (http://lastrealindians.tumblr.com/post/101938609913)
"We are not logos" [click on this image for a video and brief analysis of cultural representation as a practice of domination]
"Whiteskins"  [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of cultural (mis)apporpriation]

Race: The Washington Redskins

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[Given that Halloween is just around the corner, it might be useful to think about cultural misappropriation and cultural imperialism: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2011/08/trending-on-indigenous-cultures-who-has-the-right-to-represent-whom.html]
Caucasians  A Tribe Called Red made this t-shirt to look like the Cleveland Indians logo  [follow this link to find a short clip and analysis of controversy surrounding the use of the #Redskins slur as the name of an #NFL team name: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/11/racism-in-the-nations-capital-and-a-lesson-from-south-park.html]  Source: A Tribe Called Red
Tweeted by @ClevelandFrowns, this picture shows a Native American man confronting a white man who is dressed up in #redface before a Cleveland baseball game at Progressive Field.  It's impossible to tell, but the white man may be trying to explain that it's okay because some of his best friends are Indians.  [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of controversy surrounding the use of the #Redskins slur as the name of an #NFL team name]

Race: The Cleveland Indians

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Source: Pew Research Center
Source: Pew Research Center

Race: Halloween

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Whenever someone claims they don't understand the harm of cultural appropriation, show them this
Cultural Appropriation: A Photographic Journey to Explain Why You Should Wash Off Warpaint
Trying on Race: Cultural Appropriation and Objectification by White Female Musicians
Senator Warren once claimed she was part Cherokee. Here's why a DNA test could never prove it.
a man in camo jacket that says kill mascotts save the people
Kill Mascots. Save the People
"Kill Mascots. Save the People" Artist: Santiago X
a comic strip with people talking to each other
The Sociological Cinema
Today: A: They found an old photo of him wearing blackface?!? What the hell was he thinking? B: You can't judge 2002 by today's standards. People back then didn't know blackface was wrong. 2002: B: Sure, we realize blackface is racist. But NO ONE could have known that back in the 1980s. the 1980s: B: We know that blackface is offensive but that's brand new! No one had an idea until recently. Artist: Barry Deutsch
black and white photograph of four women dressed in costumes
Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, wore brownface at a 2001 "Arabian Nights" party while he taught at a private school. Trudeau has admitted to wearing blackface in at least three incidents but admitted there could be even more.
a toy horse that is standing next to a cactus and an action figure on a table
Lego’s monolithic representation of a Native American comes with a horse, a shield, and a headdress. Do Native People ever just work in construction jobs or own businesses? Are they ever depicted as just mothers, fathers, children? Source: Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
two women sitting on the sidewalk with their hands together
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Photo credit: aaniin
Source: Pew Research Center Halloween, Different Races, Social Science, Social Justice Topics, Anthropology, Sociology
18- to 29-year-olds are least likely among whites to see blackface as acceptable
Source: Pew Research Center
some people are using white adults as likely blacks
White adults twice as likely as blacks to say using blackface for a Halloween costume is acceptable
Source: Pew Research Center
some americans say they are more likely to be gay than others in other countries, according to
Majority of Americans say wearing another culture's traditional dress as a costume is acceptable
Source: Pew Research Center
Kimono - 1. Historically worn as everyday apparel, now only don for ceremonies and formal occasions. Cut in a T-shape with straight lines, and wrapped with an obi (belt). Origin: Japan.  Artist: Sara Obi Belt, Obi, Jessica, Formal Occasion, Ad Campaign, The Originals
#UnappropriatedBeauty
Kimono - 1. Historically worn as everyday apparel, now only don for ceremonies and formal occasions. Cut in a T-shape with straight lines, and wrapped with an obi (belt). Origin: Japan. Artist: Sara
Eagle feather - 1. Given to babies when they are named. Feathers are honoured through display, reminding their owner of the acts they had done, and values they had demonstrated in earning it. Origin: Native Americans.  Artist: Sara Hair Styles, Dreaming Of You, Eagle Feathers, Style, Poster Ads
#UnappropriatedBeauty
Eagle feather - 1. Given to babies when they are named. Feathers are honoured through display, reminding their owner of the acts they had done, and values they had demonstrated in earning it. Origin: Native Americans. Artist: Sara