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[–]vini 3 points4 points ago

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Is it ever okay to... fetishize..?

[–]WorshipNoodles[S] 3 points4 points ago

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Yeah okay, that's an obvious no, it was really hard for me to word this right. I meant is there a way to appreciate aspects of other cultures that ISN'T "fetishizing".

[–]gingirl 2 points3 points ago

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Every culture is beautiful, from Cherokee to British to Irish to Mongolian. If you don't fetish the people, I don't think you fetish the culture. Self-confirmation helps people with fears of cultural appropriation; so research your own heritage. American like I assume? even just look up your states history. All this goes miles in increasing understanding.

[–]Chompsky 3 points4 points ago

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Its kind of hard to take comfort in your ethnic identity when its defined primarily by being both violently exploited and violently colonial.