Yes, many white people enjoyed the program. But I was actually thinking of my Indian colleagues. None of who watch figure skating, but all who watched this program multiple times after I showed it to them. They all talked very highly and said they did not realize figure skating included Indian culture (I had to tell them it doesn't typically). I work in an industry with many from India (not US citizens) Indians.Originally Posted by rainbowkisses
And now let's look at what you call the "white people" dances. If we can't have skaters who come from a culture that once called people from another culture slurs doing their ethnic dances- then I don't think any of the American skaters should be doing any sort of Irish, Italian, Polish, French, Russian, this list could go on for a long time, dances. So that eliminates most of the what I think you called the "white people dances". Maybe V/M and the other Canadian skaters can have more choices because Canadians were friendlier to immigrants, but I'm not familiar enough with their history.
How do you think something BECOMES normalized into western culture? So cultural appropriation is okay, as long as the normalization took place a long time ago? Also- not all Europeans are the same. So even if Tessa and Scott are of European descent, it doesn't make them Spanish (heck- they might be, I don't know.) Certainly seems like a double standard.no because its a western/european dance that has been normalized into western culture (and tessa and scott are of european descent right)
For the record, I enjoyed their flamenco just as much as D/W's Bollywood.