The thing about cultural appropriation is that the appropriator does not have to face the same consequences that we do for practicing our culture or faith. For them, it is an accessory that can be taken on or off at will, while for us, it is a way of life. …in a society where immigrants and communities of color are marginalized at every level, we can’t pretend that power relations do not exist when we have this conversation about appropriation. Sharing and exchanging cultural and spiritual practices is great, but it gets more complicated when we’re not all on equal footing. It gets more complicated when meaningful things are taken, commodified, and exploited for a profit, with little respect shown to the community they were taken from.
— Turbans on the Runway: What does it mean for Sikhs? by Sonny Singh Brooklynwala (July 10th, 2012)
MUSIC: Mapei - Don’t Wait (Chance The Rapper Remix)
Chicago native Chance the Rapper jumps on Mapei's “Dont Wait,” reworking it with a verse of his own. The original tune was released as recently as October of last year and has already dominated, leaving nothing but good vibes for the new songstress in 2014.
Done by Buie at Evermore Gallery in Edwardsville, Illinois.
"Timshel" is the Hebrew translation for "Thou Mayest". It gives people the choice to choose between good and evil. Inspired from my favorite book East of Eden by John Steinbeck.