Anonymous asked: About that recent comic posted on your blog, do you ever think that you are using straw tumblr arguments? Maybe blacks don't want whites using dreadlocks as fashion statements? Maybe Chinese don't want EQD using the year of the horse on their blogs? Maybe the bindi, twearking, bindi or kimono wearing, eating ethnic foods might seem offensive to to POC. Then again, you are a white, so you don't give a shit.
…Wow, do you seriously not know that the banner used on EQD was created by a Chinese artist that had done similar banners for previous years, simply because they actually enjoy drawing ponies? And that the show was heavily promoted in China during Chinese New Year because of the fact that it’s the Year of the Horse?
Also, you are another person that is once again blindly assuming another’s ethnicity, simply because they don’t happen to share your personal views.
I hate to break this to you, but there’s a thing called “cultural exchange”. Cultures the world over have been taking part in this since humanity was able to communicate with others from different regions.
The very language you’re typing in is an amalgam of various cultures. Our numbering system actually originated in Arabia. Medicinal practices that are still being used today can be traced back to ancient Egypt. The next time you eat a hamburger, think about how that particular type of food can actually be traced back as far as ancient Rome, long before anyone in the U.S. decided to give it a specific name, and put it on a bun. Trades and exports comprise a major part of the global economy. If we didn’t partake in cultural exchange, you probably wouldn’t have the majority of the things in your everyday life that you take for granted.
Meanwhile, you seem to think that we should all be locked up in little cultural boxes - never allowed to share our traditions, or learn about the traditions of others. We should never have a deeper understanding of our fellow human beings, and encourage genuine acceptance of other cultures, which would provide a valuable foundation upon which to build trust between people, and eliminate the cultural alienation that we inflict upon ourselves.
It’s funny how, in trying to be so “supportive” of “racial equality”, you’re actually just furthering the divide between cultures, as well as being extremely ethnocentric, and culturally insensitive.
So much for “social justice”.
Just on a side note. Holy shit china I love you.