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Post by phildidge on Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:14 pm

A new controversy over cultural appropriation has arisen in Montreal, resulting this time in a white comedian being barred from two comedy shows because he has dreadlocks, a hairstyle associated with black culture.

The Coop les Récoltes is a bar but also a solidarity co-operative created by the Université du Québec à Montréal’s Groupe de recherches d’intérêt public, a collective that deals with social and environmental issues.

The establishment confirmed its decision to exclude comedian Zach Poitras in a message posted on its Facebook page.

Poitras was barred from performing at the Snowflake Comedy Club and the Soirée d’humour engagée. He refused to comment on the decision.

In its online explanation, the co-operative defended its mission to be “a safe space, free from any link to oppression,” and described cultural appropriation as a form of violence.

“We will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment within our spaces,” they wrote. The group argues that cultural appropriation is when “a person from a dominant culture appropriates the symbols, clothing or even the hairstyles of persons from a historically dominated culture.”

The group contends that white people can wear dreadlocks because of their privilege, while a black person “would see themselves refused access to job opportunities or to spaces (housing, schools contests, sporting events, etc.).”

The posting says the co-op understands that Poitras’s intention isn’t racist, but adds the hairstyle “conveys racism,” adding that “cultural appropriation is not a debate or an opinion,” but rather “a form of passive oppression, a deconstructive privilege and, above all, a manifestation of ordinary racism.”

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/uqam-co-op-excludes-white-comedian-from-show-because-of-his-dreadlocks

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/white-comedian-barred-performing-club-dreadlocks-cultural-appropriation-184656990.html


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Post by Vintage on Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:24 pm

Perhaps he should tell them his dreadlocks are Celtic, Assyrian, Egyptian, Viking , oh you know what I mean, the list is too long to put here.

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Post by phildidge on Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 pm

Vintage wrote:Perhaps he should tell them his dreadlocks are Celtic, Assyrian, Egyptian, Viking , oh you know what I mean, the list is too long to put here.


Exactly Vintage and this is now becoming a complete joke. Where some claim ownership of a hairstyle racially.

Its utterly ridiculous and its coming from the intersectionality brigade

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:42 pm



This is absolutely dreadful...!


lol!

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:20 pm

Vintage wrote:Perhaps he should tell them his dreadlocks are Celtic, Assyrian, Egyptian, Viking , oh you know what I mean, the list is too long to put here.

Didn't Egyptians shave their heads? Problem with lice. UQAM co-op excludes white comedian from shows because of his dreadlocks 2190311264

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Post by phildidge on Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:27 pm

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Vintage wrote:Perhaps he should tell them his dreadlocks are Celtic, Assyrian, Egyptian, Viking , oh you know what I mean, the list is too long to put here.

Didn't Egyptians shave their heads?  Problem with lice.  UQAM co-op excludes white comedian from shows because of his dreadlocks 2190311264


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadlocks

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Post by Tommy Monk on Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:44 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:

This is absolutely dreadful...!


lol!


Oh well... I thought it was funny anyway... can't please everyone I suppose...!

Laughing

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:23 am

Snowflake Comedy Club?

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Clearly, they discriminated against him, but he doesn't seem that bothered. Silly people.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:07 am

Cool

The 'Snowflake Comedy Club' is well named, going by the actions of its management...


Dreadlocks are also widely seen across "surfer dude" and "skater" communities --  irrespective of ethnicity..

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:19 pm

Canadians demand only equal time in French.

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So, half a head should be dreads. The other half, Brylcreem.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:39 pm

Germanic tribes wore them. Hindus. These people need to get over themselves and get out more.
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