• Really intriguing about the statue of a migrant in the town center, and the U.S. style homes, is like they are proud of remittance culture? Also like they intentionally chose to be part of American suburban culture rather than be El Salvadorians? And then just went about doing it...

      ...

      by artappraiser 2 days 7 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • I was as interested in how women signal, in this case Melania held captive - what options does she have? It's a bit like Dangerous Liaisons 250 years later - strange.

      by PeraclesPlease 2 days 8 hours ago in Maxine stays on-message
    • Admission: that was the one thing that interested me too. I do guiltily wonder about the marriage dynamics like you. And ya know what, Omarosa is clearly such a fashionista simpatico with Melania type tastes that I'm really prone to give that one the most credibility. ...

      by artappraiser 2 days 8 hours ago in Maxine stays on-message
    • Re: A white supremacist group suggested a boycott.

      THAT'S TRIBAL BEHAVIOR! Yes I'm shouting. You really make no sense on this topic. At all. Zero. I'm not doing this blog to debate the benefits of tribalism nor to teach the basic down side. I've tried and now I am done...

      by artappraiser 2 days 8 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • by PeraclesPlease 2 days 8 hours ago in Maxine stays on-message
    • Jay Rosen is simply "skeptical"

    • Jesus getting poked in the side plus the virgin birth were just appropriating Persian myths at the Council of Nicea. West Side Story's just a reworked Romeo and Juliet. Kurosawa's samurai version of King Lear. Lather, rinse, repeat - nothing new under the sun, incl that phrase. The sun rises,...

      by PeraclesPlease 2 days 8 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Jack Shafer thinks it's a bad idea:

      America’s Newspapers Just Played Right Into Trump’s Hands @ Politico.com, Aug. 14

      Nothing flatters an...

    • There is tribalism involved in fighting poverty and crime. Note the direct confrontation that BlackLivesMatter had with Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. BLM viewed both has having too limited a view of dealing with the justice system. There were other black activists who directly confronted...

      by rmrd0000 2 days 8 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • those are political parties and sociological organization, and they are by choice of the individual, not by inherited and cultural qualities of tribe.

      To wit: I haven't really seen anyone yelling about someone "appropriating" their desire to fight poverty or crime! Nor for that matter,...

      by artappraiser 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • The point is that it was a bad thing that were forced by tribal enslavement to do that, not a good thing!

      How Tribalism Overrules Reason, and Makes Risky Times More...

      by artappraiser 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Tribes include people banding together to decrease poverty and crime

      by rmrd0000 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Forced examples and difficult questions about that after centuries gone by. From  Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It. by Simon Romero @ NYTimes.com, Jan. 28, 2019

      ...
      by artappraiser 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Sigh

      Slaves brought to the United States depended on other slaves. They escaped with the help of other slaves. Post slavery they built townships with other slaves. Whites destroyed communities like Rosewood, Florida and a portion of Tulsa, Oklahoma because of anger about surging black...

      by rmrd0000 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • p.s. It's also the reason for the torture of high school: the in crowd, the out crowd, and the no crowd wants you, otherwise known as cliques. So indirectly, combined with the availability of guns, it is responsible for a lot of school shootings. Certainly Columbine.

      The tribal solution...

      by artappraiser 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • google's "People also Ask" when you search for "Hutu vs. Tutsi":

      How can you tell the difference between Hutu and Tutsi?

      Differences between the communities were greatly emphasised by the European invaders of Rwanda and Burundi,...

      by artappraiser 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Wrong. Tribalism is the source and cause of slavery (including that practiced by Africans as well as Europeans) and Jim Crow and many other horrible things like: wars, both civil and international, genocide, mob violence, extra judicial activities like lynchings, violent teen gangs, pogroms,...

      by artappraiser 2 days 9 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • Tribalism got blacks through Slavery and Jim Crow. 

      by rmrd0000 2 days 10 hours ago in Appropriation in action
    • RM and OK are right, this stuff is covered, for the small subset of Americans who read and can comprehend in depth reporting. Forget TV reporting it's always both sides eyeball$ blah blah opinion havers like worthless David Brooks, or Fox propaganda.

      Right now the 3rd best selling book...

      by NCD 2 days 10 hours ago in Trump and the N-Word
    • Big picture, same for arts, politics and economics:

      by artappraiser 2 days 11 hours ago in Appropriation in action

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