Anonymous asked: If I am to understand, some people feel that if another culture adopts a practice, it somehow devalues it? I want people to be reminded, that every time they celebrate Thanksgiving, they are having a "mock celebration" of Native corn/harvest festivals. Even though I am native, imagine how ridiculous it would be to deny the right of celebration for you and your family. If you appreciate the origin culture, and keep the core concepts of the holiday in mind, you should be allowed to engage in it.
Well the problem they are addressing Is that non Mexican people wear Sugar skulls costumes for Halloween, because it looks “cool”, is not wrong to be aesthetically attracted to it, the problem is when you fetishsize or objectify it!
It’s a celebration that laughs at the death and celebrates it, so i don’t see why dressing up as a joke would be bad or offensive, since it’s already a joke, but a joke with a big value!
I’ve always hear that Thanksgiving is kinda racist, i wonder if that’s true? I do not celebrate it and i do not know much about it.
But yes, i think people take this too seriously, the answer must not be black or white, but know that everything is relative, and showing negativity for those who care is harmful.