April 15, 2019

Global think tank calls for tougher laws to “police” cultural appropriation

David MenziesMission Specialist

You might think you’ve seen it all on the cultural appropriation file. There’s been no shortage of gender studies campus social justice warriors who get bored and invented causes to get behind, but this one is different for it’s about a global think tank calling for tougher laws to police the scourge in the fashion business.

Yes, apparently, the Centre for International Governance Innovation has published a report entitled, “Curbing Cultural Appropriation in the Fashion Industry,” and they want laws... and they want these laws strictly enforced.

A CTV News item notes that the study’s Canadian author, Brigitte Vezina, says “there is a grey zone between harmful misuse and permissible inspiration,” making it very difficult to assess when something has crossed the line.

Except, while claiming that enforcement of laws is the only way to end cultural appropriation, she inadvertently provides examples showing that the free market is already working just fine.

And, for what it’s worth, the roster of so-called experts at the Waterloo, Ontario-based think tank look about as diverse as the audience at a Garth Brooks concert...

Yet again, this harebrained idea of cultural appropriation policing isn’t really about helping indigenous people the world over, but rather, just another opportunity for white liberals to virtue-signal.

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commented 2019-04-16 10:42:18 -0400
Yet another assault on freedom of expression. I’ll put on a donkey suit and pretend to be a liberal if I want to!
commented 2019-04-16 10:20:11 -0400
Someone needs to remind these parasites that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I’m pretty sure Scots don’t get offended when non-Scots wear tartan.
commented 2019-04-15 18:25:10 -0400
‘ Global Think Tank ‘ 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
commented 2019-04-15 11:39:35 -0400
How about they blow it out their ass and I wear what ever the fuck I want.
Keith Barnes, Bernier is the only way to go….PPC 2019
commented 2019-04-15 10:55:51 -0400
The world is full of people and grubby little organizations who want to change the world. The end result will be chaos for everybody and advancement for none. The only qualifications that these people have is a loud mouth and financial backing from Marxism……VOTE BERNIER, if you believe in Canada……Note, not a few political pundits, online, are stating that Bernier has a chance of winning the next election. He is certainly the one who receives the cheers at the Town Halls.
commented 2019-04-15 10:55:21 -0400
Darn….there goes my musical career as “Little Kenny” playing a cardboard paper towel roll core as a soprano digeridoo……:-)
commented 2019-04-15 10:53:44 -0400
Being of mixed race perhaps only half of me will be fined or jailed.
Sued and awarded damages by the other bad half. This could go on for years suit and counter suit.
commented 2019-04-15 09:32:21 -0400
" Centre for International Governance Innovation"

Yet another assuring symptom that Noah Harari’s “useless class” is in its ascension.