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September 15, 2012 @ 06:27 PM
primez

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Native Americans are outraged by how their patterns are being used as a fashion trend. What's your take on this? I personally love the patterns, but I don't know if it's ethical.
September 15, 2012 @ 07:39 PM
Benchwarmer

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I can understand why they might be upset but you don't see Scottish folks getting mad about plaid.
September 15, 2012 @ 07:57 PM
SHARKlN

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i dont see what the big deal is
September 15, 2012 @ 08:00 PM
childtherapist

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Not going to argue the ethics, but shit's played out.
September 15, 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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September 15, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
Relax.

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Like everything else it's fine in moderation.
Don't go OD like this dude
September 15, 2012 @ 08:57 PM
Gnou

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I can understand why they might be upset but you don't see Scottish folks getting mad about plaid.


Maybe because plaid was not invented in Scotland?

Native Americans are outraged by how their patterns are being used as a fashion trend. What's your take on this? I personally love the patterns, but I don't know if it's ethical.


The issue some tribes have is with selling patterns with a tribal name, when the pattern does not belong to the tribe; or sometimes isn't even an American Indian pattern. Other issues include the trademark on some tribal names, such as "Navajo." Good luck tracing the history of which pattern is ethically borrowed and which is not, but as a rule of thumbs if Indians didn't make it themselves you can bet it's probably not "ethical."
October 3, 2012 @ 02:52 AM
primez

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Like everything else it's fine in moderation.
Don't go OD like this dude


I agree. By any chance, do you know what that T-shirt he's wearing is or where to get it?
October 3, 2012 @ 02:53 AM
Pusha

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I'm not a fan of the fad at all, but there's no reason for Native Americans to get angry about it lol...

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October 3, 2012 @ 04:00 AM
elevate

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Why do they care?

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October 3, 2012 @ 09:57 AM
kevinzoolander

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Never follow a trend, because trends move on.
October 3, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
vizual

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Who cares...They need to stay their asses in the woods and let us cook.
October 3, 2012 @ 10:12 PM
skateny

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^ That was super ignorant.
October 3, 2012 @ 11:24 PM
sveikkk

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It's all a conspiracy maaaaaaan. The Injuns are in on it and are acting upset to get the media hype they didn't get when they camped out on Alcatraz.
October 9, 2012 @ 06:11 PM
hellarandumb

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How is it not ethical? It's not like their patterns officially represent their culture like some sort of flag.
October 9, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
valleyla

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It's not ethical. It's cultural appropriation and is fucked up.
October 11, 2012 @ 04:14 PM
3>2.96

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I think that most of the patterns resemble something special to them so they would not want that to be on clothing or a trend. Other then that I see nothing wrong with it...

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December 1, 2012 @ 07:35 PM
waquaxy

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It's depressing. Western civilization is still rapping and destroying the native american culture in the 21century. But i'm pretty sure more than native americans are appropriated. What about aztec patterns or african tribal prints? What other indigenous ppl are we offending
February 1, 2013 @ 08:23 PM
primez

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The trend seems to be fading, but I could be wrong.
February 2, 2013 @ 12:22 AM
francoisxx

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It's cultural appropriation so it's bound to offend most people. Some stores like Urban Outfitters got in trouble with the Navajo tribe and I predict Jeremy Scott will also get in trouble with Native Americans (especially those who live on the West Coast) for his recent line.

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February 2, 2013 @ 12:52 AM
EEK A LURKER

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Mad because its a reason to be mad.
Most navajo prints aren't navajo by origin, the brand designs it in the style.


 

.wa do dem.

February 2, 2013 @ 01:36 AM
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February 2, 2013 @ 02:58 AM
chief

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first we took their land, then we stole their patterns.

suck it indians

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February 2, 2013 @ 03:45 PM
potcjerry

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I feel that wearing just a little is fine, don't dress like a native vomitted on you
February 2, 2013 @ 03:53 PM
illpolo

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As they should be. Especially when little hipster fucks like y'all walk around head to toe in it. Ralphy always does it more than justice though cool

February 2, 2013 @ 03:54 PM
illpolo

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double
February 12, 2013 @ 11:22 PM
primez

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As they should be. Especially when little hipster fucks like y'all walk around head to toe in it. Ralphy always does it more than justice though 

Don't judge or classify people solely based on what they wear.

Anyway, I don't think it should be that much of a problem. I'm ethnically Asian. Frank Ocean wore oriental-style clothing, and I didn't see a problem with that. If anything, I'm actually glad he did that. Asian culture should be accepted more in this American society.

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