TheCulturedPearl
My fashion tastes and icons. If I post/reblog it I would probably wear it.

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TheCulturedPearl
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timsaturday:

youarenotdesi:

M.I.A. shitting on ignorant opinions

This isn’t a Nazi Swastika what so ever, as a JEW I can recognize this unlike some people.
Gonna quote straight from wikipedia here.

It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,[2]as well as in later Buddhism,[4]Jainism,[5]Hinduism,[6][4]and Nazism,[3][4]among other cultures and religions.[4][2]
The word swastika derives from the Sanskrit root ssu(“Good”),asti(“to be”),[4][6]andka(making)[6]The older term gammadion cross derives from its appearance, which is identical to four Greek gamma letters affixed to each other.

What I find interesting is that this is actually a very very good representation of what can happen when white people culturally appropriate something.The Swastika, long before the Nazis came about and started brandishing their own bastardization of it, had a strong religious and cultural significance to a LOT of people.
It didn’t represent anything evil, it didn’t represent a dictatorship that perpetuated one of the most well known genocides taught today.
It only started having this horrible association in the 1920’s when the Nazi party appropriated it as for their logo.
White people, white supremacists, taking something with an already well established past and meaning; and placing their own over it.
Because of these people, swastikas that do not have anything to do with the Nazi party are demonized in most people’s eyes because they don’t know any better, because white people wiped out it’s original meaning in white culture.
People seriously need to learn some history.THIS is the sort of damage that cultural appropriation can do in the long run.
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thaprincetrigga:

Marti hosting the AfroPunk battle of the Bands #tbt
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eliaes:

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eliaes:

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eliaes:

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maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
maghrabiyya:

let’s just appreciate traditional tuareg hairstyles for a second
my grandma occassionally rocked braids in the style of the top first picture
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hausderwarhol:

Maybe he should actually watch the video…



He should lol It was not all of that.
hausderwarhol:

Maybe he should actually watch the video…



He should lol It was not all of that.
hausderwarhol:

Maybe he should actually watch the video…



He should lol It was not all of that.
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18-15n-77-30w:

damionkare:


Afropunk 2014
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Photographer: Damion Reid
IG: @BOTBW2013


Damn
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