I learn a lot about things because of Tumblr. I hear about new things and am purposed with researching them and formulating an opinion, making me a more-faceted, more interesting person. But this is one thing I just can’t seem to agree with.
Exploitation, that’s wrong. But because I’m a white American, I shouldn’t have been allowed to learn Japanese martial arts? Or study Indian and Thai culture and religion? To adopt the most beautiful things from every culture, to live my life in the best way possible?
Many things from outside of my heritage have changed my life, permanently and for the better. Just because it isn’t called discrimination doesn’t mean that it isn’t.
It’s almost as crazy as saying that you HAVE to pick an organized faith and believe everything in it, good and bad.
I very much prefer cultural assimilation. Because that’s what it is… it’s about the education of people from different cultures to make one, larger, better culture.