Ronn Neff: Good news from the Great White North! The Coop les Récoltes, a “bar and solidarity co-operative at the Université du Québec à Montréal,” gives us this “definition” of “cultural appropriation”: “when someone from a dominant culture appropriates symbols, clothing or hairstyles that come from historically dominated cultures.” (Note: Evidently at the UQAM no one teaches the mush-heads that a proper definition does not begin with the word “when,” but moving on …)
Greg Robinson, a UQAM professor specializing in black history, explains further that wearing dreadlocks and blackface is “like the N-word.” “Blacks can use it among themselves, but if someone from outside uses it, even if he wants to be like blacks, among blacks, there is still an aspect that remains rooted in history.”
Good news here:
(1) Blacks can spearhead the revival of the minstrel show! And they can do it without wearing blackface! I look forward to this return of a lost treasure of Western civilization.
(2) Whites will (thank God!) at last be forbidden to sing “Were You There” and other Negro spirituals on Good Friday or any other time.
I’d add (3) Maybe this will stop white hipster losers from wearing dreadlocks, since only they care about this ‘cultural appropriation’ bullshit anyway, and the rest of us white folks are disinclined to want to wear dreadlocks, so we can end this b.s. of whites looking like rastafarians who hate whites, anyway.