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No to Cultural Appropriation. by intermetal No to Cultural Appropriation. by intermetal
We Britons are a culture, not a costume. It is not right for the history of a particular people to be misrepresented, and for multiracialism to be back-projected into a past where it was not, in fact, a feature. Figures like Friar Tuck and Queen Guinevere belong to British and ethnic European history and mythology. It is also wrong for the BBC to cast black actors as medieval bishops and knights in Shakespearean dramas (i.e. The Hollow Crown' which are otherwise relatively authentic. Multiculturalism deprives our people of their birthright, a distinct homeland. Can we not even claim our past and our cultural icons as our own? Must these too be up for grabs? This is a trend that seems to be becoming more prevalent, and there is a need to protest against it. The design behind all this is surely to dull in peoples minds consciousness of the fact that Albion was a white land.

One is reminded of the maxim of the totalitarian party in George Orwell's dystopian novel 'Nineteen Eighty Four': Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.' 
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hows about Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman?

I liked that one, where they invent a black character but keep everyone else white. I think thats acceptable.
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intermetal Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
That is acceptable because it was recognised that a black bloke in medieval England would be something very unusual, and they came up with a somewhat plausible explanation for his presence. (It was a bit much that they pretended the Muslims had telescopes in the 1190s, however, since actually the Dutch invented telescopes in the 1600s, but that's another story). The sinister thing about the more recent trend highlighted here, in these BBC dramas done for a young/popular audience, is that the non-whites are presented as members of the regular society, even as members of the established aristocracy. Surely there is an agenda behind it, involving fooling impressionable minds that England was always racially diverse. It is also an infringement upon the heritage of the white British, which would not be acceptable in a reversed scenario. The non-white actors also all happen to be playing noble, courageous characters with qualities of leadership. I've not seen any black villains in these programmes.  
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, yes it does annoy me when non white minorites only get to be squeaky-clean.

Why just take a look at superhero comics. Seems there's been tons of cool new, heroic non white/male characters invented, but on the villains side it seems like its just whyte mehnz all over the place. I tried to address that with some fan characters I made I mean, why not have diverse villians to go with diverse heroes?
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intermetal Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Because that wouldn't serve the agenda of the Leftists who dominate the culture. For similar reasons there are no non-white villains in Star Wars or The Matrix (that I can remember) and there are a glut of blond-haired villains in Hollywood movies. 
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kyrtuck Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well there were numerous alien villains in StarWars, which could be counted as non-white. Especially with Nute Gunray's Japanese accent, Watto's sort of Jewish accent, General Grievous' guards being dressed like Arabs, the Tusken Raiders acting like either Arab Bedouins or Injuns depending on interpretation, and most of all, Jabba the Hutt being a dumpster of negative aristocratic Arab stereotypes. Yeah, I'd say StarWars is plenty good on diverse villainy.

Oh, and the Matrix had the albino twins. I dunno if Albinos should be considered separate from regular whites?
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intermetal Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Watto didn't set off my Jewdar. I thought he was more Italian sounding. I do recall raising an eyebrow at the fish-faced Japanese aliens. Fact remains, with regard to the humans, the rebels are multiracial (and intersex for that matter, with some bossy women in charge), the Empire are all white men who speak like English toffs and who dress like Nazis. 
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Far worse are movies like"Narnia" and "Game of Thrones," in which humans wear the fashions of Elves. Elves are a species, not a costume. Stop dressing like an elf. You don't have pointy ears and you're not foolling anybody!
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CatWithKnees Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
OH WELL.
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AbCat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Writer
St George and Jesus Christ are commonly depicted as white and blond.
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intermetal Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014
Wickedness. Everyone knows the real Jews are and were black. Ask the Black Hebrew Israelites.

Oh no, hang on, a google reveals no shortage of blond Jews and blond Palestinians...
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