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A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus[3]) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae within the order Caryophyllales. Almost all cacti are succulents. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος (kaktos), a name originally used for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain.

anonymous said:
What do you think of cultural appropriation?
Wow this is a loaded question that I wasn' t really expecting but HERE WE GO.
To be straightforward about it, I think that white people need to leave other
cultures alone. Want to learn a foreign language? Do it. Want to try another
country' s food’? Do it. Want to live in a foreign country? Do it. There is nothing
wrong with being curious and learning or even moving abroad, or becoming a
citizen ofa foreign country.
But do NOT start claiming parts of cultures as your own. I get visibly upset
when I hear white people talking about dressing up as a "geisha girl" for
Halloween. People like geisha and things like Native American headdresses
are incredibly important parts of cultures and histories that ARE NOT DUES.
We have a right to appreciate them, and we have a responsibility to respect
them.
I lived in Japan for a few months, and Ihas well as many of my white menos-
got to experience a lot of Japanese culture. On a whole, we lived just like the
Japanese people around us. We ate the same food, spoke the same language,
rode the same trains, wore the same clothes. But we were never under the
impression that we were Japanese, or that we had a right to infringe on their
cultural identity. Some of my friends had the opportunity to wear kimono,
GIVEN/ LEANT tto them by their Japanese host families FOR A PARTICULAR
SPECIAL (OCCASION. There' s nothing wrong with that. There is, however,
EVERYTHING wrong with wean' Kimono on a regular basis, pretending that
you have ANY idea what it' s like to be Japanese when you have NON E.
It isn' tjust aide. its tasteless and offensive. The white west hasn' t only
discriminated against other races and cultures, but has ACTEALY
ATTEMPTED To WIFE THEM our. We have a long, ugly past of waging
cultural war, even committing cultural genocide (in addition to ACTUAL
genocide}- Now, we say "haha we have a black president" and blithely wear a
humanty' to a Halloween party.
I' m disgusted and saddened by cultural appropriation. We need to learn the
difference between appreciating other cultures and assuming them, then we
need to keep a respectful distance and stay in our own lane.
Ask minsc. . k a question subcultural appropriation by allong post
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User avatar #2 - elyiia (09/02/2014) [-]
Ah yes, the terrible white people who are the only civilization ever to have a violent history. We should be ashamed of ourselves for the atrocities committed only by our ancestors and no one else before we were even conceived.
User avatar #4 - farmermcguffen (09/02/2014) [-]
Or, wear whatever the hell you want and tell anyone who tries to stop you to eat a ********
User avatar #1 - shallowandpedantic (09/02/2014) [-]
No culture lasts forever. Even the Romans died out. It all gets mixed up and bits from lots of different groups merge and then fade. America took a lot from Europe and especially Britain and France. But it merged with other cultures. Then they passed that on to Japan and other countries. Now Japan has a democracy. Passed from Greece, to Rome, to Europe, to America to Japan. Now Greece has PS3's. Culture grows and dies of it's own free will. Anyone who fails to understand this will be angry at the world for all the wrong reasons. Rant over
User avatar #9 - gregthebobo (09/04/2014) [-]
I read this while wearing my sombrero and my wooden clogs and my kilt and drinking my ****** pint.
#3 - ruderoody ONLINE (09/02/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Dude I'm Hispanic not Mexican and I think this bitch is crazy.
#7 - turkeyslapper (09/03/2014) [-]
Muh people.
User avatar #6 - guylongname (09/02/2014) [-]
That wasn't so bad and it made sense. I'm impressed
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