Sunday, 3 April 2016

OK, keep the 'dreads' but give us the clothes back ...

You may have caught the row across the Atlantic this week in which a white student was excoriated by a female black activist for having dreadlocks. With cries of 'cultural appropriation' the lad was told that dreads belonged to black people and whitey should be banned from sporting them. 

In an unbelievably crass and ignorant piece in the Indie this morning by the improbably named Wedaeli Chibelushi the idea of cultural appropriation is strongly defended. 

OK, then, very well. Keep the dreads. But lose the clothes - the jeans, underwear, tees, shoes, skirts, frocks and dresses - please. They don't belong to you. They're ours - western, European. Your wearing of our clothes is also cultural appropriation. Before you wore our clothes you were naked natives - with dreads, beads, feathers, mud decoration and maybe a blanket.

Please therefore go back to animal skins (which you provide yourselves) or to blankets (which we make and sell to you - and it's OK, we never wore them as clothes, so they don't count) and revel in your cultural purity. 

It will certainly make a night out in Birmingham more interesting. 

14 comments:

right_writes said...

Good points Raedwald...

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Ms Wedaeli Chibelushi would also like us to stop doing anything about FGM after all that's part of their culture.

rapscallion said...

You don't go far enough Radders. You are talking about things that can be worn, Why not go the whole hog and say that nothing invented by the whites can be used by you. So, no trains, no cars, no planes, no PCs, no tablets, no phones, no fridges - you get the point I'm sure.

Then listen to the bastards squeal

raedwald said...

Rapscallion - I didn't think an illustrating photograph of a goods-loaded goat would have been of quite so much interest to our older readers, who are now able to look forward to a fine-looking young woman clad as shown as their future care assistant ...

Lee said...

Everything that is good in the modern world was invented by white people. Let people of colour return to their savagery and stop appropriating these things.

Anonymous said...

Let 'em go back to slathering goat faeces on their wounds too. All of that Western medicine is so, not their cultural experience.

Anonymous said...

Jungle bunnies.

Anonymous said...

There's not a lot you can do with negro hair, the cross section of which is a flat elliptical shape so the hair grows in tight spirals.

Left uncut these spirals produce a bush-like head of hair - highly effective sun shield. Nowadays many negro women use chemical products to straighten their hair. They do this to introduce hair shapes reminiscent of the Caucasian hair type. Many also wear wigs (Diane Abbott MP) with the same object in mind.

The style of hair Rastafarians (black supremacists) refer to as 'dreadlocks' is not limited to sub-saharan peoples. The twisting and braiding and beading of hair was a cultural norm for thousands of years amongst Caucasian peoples.

Steve

Anonymous said...

Oops, another one those pesky unintended consequences of multicultism.

Just as black girls try to emulate Caucasian style, so white kids try to emulate their 'cooler' African (sorry, African-British) peers.

Perhaps we'll see Sharon from Skegness sporting one of those new burkinis this summer. Heck, perhaps one day M&S will have a department devoted to burkhas in various shades of black for winter and cream for summer.

Can't make up my mind whether Wedaeli thingy has written a bit of clickbait for a few quid or is just a silly girl who needs to grow up.

Jay

Anoneumouse said...

Question:----------Why do 'rag heads' dress like women in their long flowing robes.

auralay said...

No guns, no mobile phones! Oh,and no matches or lighters, go back to bashing stones together. (Come to think, thats what the Greens want for all of us!

Ed P said...

The pictute has a couple of good points to support your fine argument. (And they don't need support!)

Peter said...

These are the depths to which identity politics and Cultural Marxism reduce us.

DeeDee99 said...

Don't bother with logic ...... they don't understand it.