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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Native American Activists Lobby UN to Ban ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Worldwide

A group of Native American and indigenous activists are lobbying the United Nations to outlaw "cultural appropriation" across the globe.

Critics of "cultural appropriation" believe that people should not adopt ideas, art, food, clothing, or other elements of cultures they do not belong to. Most recently, pop star Katy Perry apologized for appropriating African-American culture by wearing cornrows and eating watermelon in a music video.

A specialized committee within the U.N.'s World Intellectual Property Organization has been considering several draft documents on indigenous appropriation for the past two decades, CBC News reported Tuesday. If passed, international intellectual property regulations would expand to protect "indigenous designs, dances, words, and traditional medicines."

On Monday, University of Colorado Law School Dean James Anaya told the committee that the U.N. should "obligate states to create effective criminal and civil enforcement procedures to recognize and prevent the non-consensual taking and illegitimate possession, sale and export of traditional cultural expressions."

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could we get a comprehensive list?

Jim said...



Can we still eat tacos?.. :-)

Anonymous said...


Pizza and Italian ice only to be prepared and consumed by Italians.

Guinness only by the Irish.

Frankfurters only by Germans; same for Hamburgers.

French Fries by the French.

Same for Swedish meatballs, Spanish rice, Hungarian goulash, Lebanon bologna, Turkish taffy, etc.

Most shoe contracts for athletes voided since most of their ancestors didn't wear shoes.

Silly, senseless, stupid idea. Have fun with sharing other examples!

Anonymous said...

Bob Beckel voted for Trump. Who knew? Did John Kerry as well? Robert KKK Byrd would he have had he lived?

The real racist are all in the DNC. They started the KKK and they kept the Civil Rights Amendment of 1964 from being the Civil Rights Amendment of 1940.