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Falafel Apostle
falafelapostle
Aug 2 2017
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Lost and Grey’s are both ABC shows. The other shows mentioned are on the CW, which is apparently partly owned by cbs but not the same thing. So even the examples given of diversity aren’t their own to share...

Jul 8 2017
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I just started working in a library - you are far from alone! I often put things on the hold shelf and they are back in 24 hours. But as other commenters have said, it is nice to return things sooner than later. Often the returns go straight out to the hold shelf for the next person.

Jun 18 2015
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I live in Boulder! Best Goodwill I have ever been to, probably because of all the rich, world-travelers here. If you come back through, head over to Ares thrift store on Spruce. It’s sort of hidden and a little ways from downtown, but has amazing vintage and antique stuff in there, on the regular. The Humane Society Read more

May 26 2015
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I agree - this dress is amazing! I love all of this so much. I’m not even super into fashion but I might become a Nigerian Fashion Week devotee.

May 17 2015
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I don’t think anyone in this thread has brought this up(?) so I have two things to add because they might be relevant to your list and other things brought up in discussion here. The term ‘Indian’ is in a lot of historical legal documents so that is yet another reason for its continued use. Also, ‘American Indian’ is Read more

May 13 2015
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So much this!! I have Native American ancestry (but very white girl here so apparently I could be a character *shrug*) and I see this all the time in books and I tend to immediately shut them. Not to mention, I hate ‘shifter’ books and realized its because even if the main hero character is not Native, he is part of a Read more

Mar 5 2015
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thank you for writing this. These two and what they did are making my heart hurt. This is tantamount to calling something DN*****. No, really. Others have already touched on the outrageous numbers of Native women missing and murdered, and also those victims to sexual violence. All of this is so repulsive. Read more

Jul 28 2014
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You are amazing! I loved your stand-up special and THANK YOU SO MUCH for hosting new Whose Line. I haven't seen the second season of Whose Line you have hosted, but in the first I noticed there are no last bits when the "winner" is rewarded and sits at the host's desk...Do you miss this? Did you ask not to be put Read more

Jun 17 2014
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I would say 2000-onwards. There is very little clothing of any kind of quality now, even with the rich. I'm sorry, but polyester and rayon are not actually quality clothing. Clothes used to cost more and people had less outfits because the items were so much more durable and weren't as reliant on sweatshop labor

Jun 11 2014
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I love that Amy Winehouse/Miley Cyrus example. I agree that there is a fine line, and I think it has to do with context. If White Americans are going to use Native American imagery, symbols, and cultural elements it probably can't be for the sake of capitalism. If we lived in a different society, with a different Read more

Jun 11 2014
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I don't know that the Navajo or other tribes would really appreciate being a part of "mainstream fashion" even if the fashion industry were accurately reproducing their cultural objects. That is also appropriation, and on a level of stealing sacred objects for nefarious reasons. Probably the best solution is Read more

Jun 11 2014
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The garments used are culturally appropriative, yes. I don't disagree with that. I am just saying that putting a model in that is supposed to represent Native Americans won't really solve anything, because the clothes are still appropriative and not actually accurate to Native American, or here specifically, Navajo Read more

Jun 11 2014
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None of the garments they chose in 2010 have anything to do with the Navajo or a form of pan-American Indian culture (which does exist, but not how most imagine it does). Unfortunately, this goes well beyond just using a different model.

Jun 11 2014
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I am seeing Canadian Residential Schools referenced here a few times, and I am glad that this is becoming more recognized. I am amazed that no one is mentioning that the exact same practices also occurred in the US. Sadly, there seems to be less recognition of this fact.

Jun 5 2014
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Well, Boulder is great for rich white guys, so I guess GQ is just thinking of their own. *gag* I am ashamed of my school. CU, get your shit together.

Jun 4 2014
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I first read this headline as "Meth Can Explain Why Attractive Guys Are Often Jerks" and thought well, that makes some sense.

May 1 2014
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My first name was almost popular in the 70s, but my last name is 500 people and we are all related.