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When I decided to change my research topic, I started by preliminary research by making a schedule of the order in which I had hoped my posts would follow. However, this was before my laptop broke and had to be taken to IT. I haven’t been quite sure how to go about my next post so today, I decided to go over what I had saved on my laptop before deciding my next move. —->
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Blog post examples:

1)     Things that would be considered cultural appropriation(ex: Yarn braids, dreadlocks, dream catchers, scarves from last year, yoga, box braids) & Tumblr posts on cultural appropriatio

2)     Scholarly work and opinions on cultural appropriation

3)     Debates on the topic of cultural appropriation(why some are for it, why some are against is)

4)     For cultural appropriation

5)     Against cultural appropriation(ex: commodification, using stuff for entertainment, generalizations of a whole culture, gaining from an oppressed minority, further oppression, ignorance. More examples: scarf that became popular in highschool, the plaid ones that no one knew the meaning behind)

6)     Cultural appropriation vs appreciation

7)     Are non rastas appropriating dreadlocks themselves?

8)     Dreadlocks…. History, how it became popular, initially looked down on etc)

9)     Dreadlocks(choose topic lateR)




Websites and sources found so far( note: there are some scholar names on some of the website below, look up their specific works)



“There isn’t just one Native American culture. There are hundreds. And there are millions of Native people. And we’re being ignored. We’re being told that we don’t have rights over how we are represented in mainstream America. We are being told that we should ‘get over it’ – but the people who are saying this don’t even know what the issues are. When people know of us only as a ‘costume,’ or something you dress up as for Halloween or for a music video, then you stop thinking of us as people, and this is incredibly dangerous because everyday we fight for the basic human right to live our own lives without outsiders determining our fate or defining our identities.”




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