STOP DISNEY FROM TRADEMARKING DIA DE LOS MUERTOS! I am signing this petition to stop Walt Disney from appropriating and exploiting Mexican religion and culture.Dia de los Muertos is a religious observance during which people, and particularly native peoples, in Mexico, the United States, and abroad, honor ancestors and loved ones who have died. This important religious, spiritual, and cultural observance pre-dates the invasion of Mexico by the Spanish. We celebrate and honor our deceased loved ones by making altars and placing offerings of food such as pan de muertos baked in shapes of skulls and figures, candles, incense, yellow marigolds known as cempaxochitl, and offering prayers and the smoke of copal.
an article about this in case you’re itching for a quick source, there’s also some posted with the petitition
I am surprised that Disney went that far… that’s pretty far. Guess I should know not to be surprised by now…
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techta asked: Why does it seem that "white people" (whatever that means) are forcibly denied the right to claim cultural appropriation? I don't identify with any race or culture (though I have a light skinned phenotype), I simply identify American. Why am I accused of cultural appropriation when no one bothers to ask me what my culture or ancestry is anyway? It seems no one cares about my journey through life and expression because I "look" like the "majority."
It’s because what’s termed as “white” is the dominant culture. White settlers and colonizers...
I once had a guy tell me that he was surprised my husband let me travel alone. I’m unmarried.
i once had a guy tell me not to report my rape because it would ruin my rapist’s...
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I once had a guy friend tell me that I should feel flattered that someone...