Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Well that and there was something in the feminist thread about belly dancing. Didn't think about it until today
     


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    Aren't we all of African descent?
     


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    Did you ever notice that after a rainstorm it sometimes smells like cumin outside?
     


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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    It's not a "white American type of mindset." Do you really think the vast majority of flyover country care about this? It's been around for a while and is the prerogative of the chattering class. The best recent outrage I can think of was Miley and twerking.

    http://www.gradientlair.com/post/46177438708/black-women-twerking-miley-cyrus-white-privilege

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    indesertum Senior member

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    Well I didn't mean all white Americans hate on cultural appropriation. I meant people who hate on cultural appropriation tend to be white Americans. also occasionally second or third generation immigrants. Like that belly dancer article person

    I feel like second third generation immigrants are foreigners no matter where they go. Every time I go back to korea even though I look korean and speak and write and read fluent korean I get treated as a foreigner and I feel more comfortable with other foreigners (usually other korean Americans) than I do with other Koreans. Eg the korean social hierarchy to me is really uncomfortable

    And then here in the states I also always get asked where I'm really from and the follow up question is north or south
     
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    ^ Seems you're stuck in the no man's land but national sentiments are overrated anyway.
    I feel good where I live now, mostly because I was raised here. Other places don't give
    me that feeling of being home, even those within my country.
     
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    I see a lot of this sticker here. dumbfuckingasses
     


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    I've never seen that sticker before.
     
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    I love people from other cultures. I just hate certain types of people from my own country's culture.
     


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    I have these cousins that are so into their family. I don't really get it and it makes me feel like a monster because I am not like them. Essentially my cousin got married and moved "down by the shore" with his wife. His mother then moved "down by the shore" too. My other cousin (cousin's brother) doesn't live "down by the shore" but makes driving down there every weekend where they all hang out together. Sometimes he makes driving down there during the week where they spend time together. Now, me, I see my parent's about 4 times per year. I mean, I love my parents but I don't want to hang out with them as we don't have much in common cept' fo' jeans.
     
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    I like to hang around with my parents from time to time, just spent an afternoon with my mom. I could live with seeing my sister 4 times a year, she sometimes annoys me a lot.
     


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    i see my parents maybe 3 times a year. Usually, nothing changes and I still have to listen to my mother talk about how each boss is worse than the last, and then listen to a lecture "about boozing" as I pour a glass of wine for dinner.

    It kind of sucks.
     


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    My parents also have this irrational stigma against alcohol. If you have a drink anytime, ever, you are an alcoholic who needs recovery.
     


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