aha, yeah, when you put it that way, it does sound very creepy.
i didn’t say native pride, but i sounded pretty damn close.
also, the linked post below was really interesting on this subject- i saw it on a reblog; a very rude one, but nonetheless, the original was an informative post.
i’m really glad someone (and i can’t believe i’m saying this on a social network site) was open-minded too talk with me about identity and not bark at me, so i thank you.
Non-natives and War Bonnets
I think everyone can get something from the Flag apart of this post; and that a Flag is not anyone’s, and yet everyone’s in the right hands - as i thought with anything and everything.
thank you for giving the time too express yourself.
you’ll have too bare with me, i’m dyslexic!
i didn’t mean the past being who we are as in our identity, i meant the past of oppression (ofwhich is always ongoing).
If we acknowledge and embrace the differences in our cultures in positive ways, it’ll help build a community of a world, not a world with distinct communities… well, it’s never as simple as what is written, but i think a great modern example of this is straight women and men supporting the LGBT culture in multiple ways; but most seen in parades.
Slowly, but surely, Marriage, Rights, and all sorts are opening up to everyone, and by immersing in a culture, you’ll get a better understanding of it.
I’m sure, and i know there are (be it few thank goodness) in that community that think gay pride is only for gay people… can i not be proud of my race for being diverse? do i need a membership to be proud of them and what they’ve overcome?
Much like the Native American’s? can i not be proud of them for there fascinating background, folklore, and history?
can i not be proud of my generation?
In context, dressing up was a step too far. but should i really be slandered so harshly? addressing the problem is an obvious answer, but to me call things i am not and to be held as a hate figure? i would say it was ironic, but i did start it.
first of all, i am not white; i don’t like being strictly ‘classed’ as anything.
and yes, i am fully aware of “my culture is not a costume”, and the negative repercussions it has, it does, and of how one is portrayed.
i just think that if something is truly offensive, like dehumanising people, then it should be brought to light with strict attitude.
if i painted my whole face red, walked around with a pipe, and said truly terrible things and using discriminating terms, then that would be severely disgusting.
i know me saying “i wasn’t trying to be a culture” isn’t an excuse, i was trying to be a glorified portrayal of a native american on the silver screen. and it’s my fault for me not thinking people might take offense for playing a stereotype. so for that, i am sorry.
I don’t think this situation should be taken as seriously though (well, not in that light). How are we going to progress by drawing back too our past? I think it’s high time people should stop segregating themselves, not just each other. I find both (not equally, but morally) wrong.
If i saw someone right now, outside on a night out painted half in white, half in black, would i care? no.
(obviously, if they were slandering being mixed raced, i’d have a problem - but that situation has happened before, only once mind, but all that happened was a back and fourth followed by a drunken hug)
and i think i’d be the same if i saw a priest next too, although that is more frequent and i don’t believe in God anymore, but is still a deep root in my family history.
So, yes, racial stereotypes are bad when it is to demean a fellow human being - a obvious given - did you think i was demeaning? probably, even if my intent was far from it.
if you want to see what i said on the matter of me being racist on the other-hand; i highly recommend to anyone too read this.
i guess so. but i think it all depends on who is looking at them [the photos].
i don’t see myself as being a threat in that picture.
there are so many levels too this discussion of identity, and debates in general on are essental!
but what i can’t tolerate is ignorant people on any side of an argument, and too publish online that i’m bashing native american culture by calling myself “red indian”, and then bashing me in-turn is disgusting behaviour.
but back to the statement, this;
wiki: Racism is usually defined as views, practices and actions reflecting the belief that humanity is divided into distinct biological groups called races and that members of a certain race share certain attributes which make that group as a whole less desirable, more desirable, inferior or superior.
even if i don’t mean too be, it looks like i am; maybe in my eyes for one side of a reason (i.e. more desirable), maybe for you (stereotyping, for example) that it’s bad.
i’m very sorry for any offense i’ve given, none of which was intensional.
everyone’s views are different, and i acknowledge them; right or wrong they are entitled to their own, and i don’t think i’m doing anything particularly wrong.