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    2013
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To Lose A Friend

over cultural appropriation. So while scrolling through my facebook news feed I came across a photo of a friend. Before the weekend, I would’ve said; she’s well-read, aware, smart, culturally sensitive. She was wearing a fake headdress in a bar with the ubiquitous peace sign.

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Doing what I felt was the best approach, I posted a link to the nativeappropriations.com article “Why Can’t I wear A Hipster Headdress?” as a comment. Apparently I don’t have the right (as a non-native) to call people out when they wear such things for fun. And anyway, it’s not really offensive because “it’s not a real headdress anyway, it was fake one.” "Hey (former friend) I’ll be joining you with my own tribe. Ha ha !" commented a friend of hers.

How dare I make a stand when those affected aren’t there to see and comment back.  

By the way- check your bloody references. Did you even read this article before you posted it? It’s about the history of American Indians. Aren’t you living in Canada criticizing a Canadian? Do your homework.  She said.

But another friend stepped in:

I don’t get it, because we’re Canadian it’s ok for us to wear native costumes?

Also, no offence  _______ but it kinda seems like _______ did do her homework, and you didn’t. But that’s just my humble opinion.

It’s sad that a friend who once had my back at a tough time in life, no longer wishes to be my friend because I said she was doing something wrong. And I would do the same if a friend made a sexist/racist/homophobic comment. So if I have to lose someone over that, then so be it.

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So to see these pictures, of people like me, babies like I was and couples like me and my husband, it really feels like I have a place, for the first time. And that, if you can imagine, is a pretty big feeling.

http://ftdofsmcp.blogspot.com/2013/06/15-percent.html?m=0 (via wearethe15percent)

In response to the tumblr: We Are The 15 Percent. I too felt in the minority being a mixed-race child in the early 80’s. Encountering ignorant remarks and just not knowing why. Why were people being mean, why did people have an issue? As I got older, having my mixed-dar go off when I saw someone like me was an amazing feeling.

(via wearethe15percent)

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