Anonymous asked: but if you truly like a different culture and respect it then I think you should be allowed to be apart of it because that's being apart of an accepting mutli-ethincal and I think buy putting up these barriers of separating cultures with further racism and the idea different ethic groups are better than one another but if we all experienced their culture we'd realize that we have similarities and it would make it easy to accept any differences
Someone’s culture is party of their identity and who they are. People have to hold to their culture and the exclusivity of it allows the culture to REMAIN THEIRS. For centuries governments have attempted to stomp out these varying cultures through assimilation school, through murder, though genocides, through destruction.So to many this culture is the only tie they have to keep a shred of their identity that has been for centuries stripped away.
Another fact is that you will not be treated the same. If a white person wears a headdress it’ll be “wow that’s so cool you are so cultured” but if an actual indian person wears it they will be a victim to slurs and bigoted preconceptions of their character.
It’s not about “well we should all be one” no. Because history doesn’t allow that. History dictates the future and it says that we have to stay separate in order to preserve our individual cultures and sense of community and family within that culture. It’s not saying don’t appreciate it , it’s not saying you can’t love the culture but it what it is saying is that it’s not your place, and never will be, to don that culture. Because
It. Is. Not. Yours.