Nico Giuliani

The world has problems.

linguistika:

I understand that my post about learning Ojibwe offended people. For these reasons I have removed it, and I apologize for any objectification anyone felt during the process.
You are right; I do not belong here. I’m too white to have any claim to the mostly-Native town that I’ve lived in. I was merely attempting to understand something that I know realize is not mine. I had no right to be teaching people this language and in all honestly I don’t deserve to be learning it.
In final just please forgive me for the idiotic white imperialistic shit I pulled yesterday; I’m sure everyone has had enough of it and we don’t need anymore in the world. I won’t post about Ojibwemowin anymore and once I finish the course I’m in (It’s to late for me to drop out) I won’t be learning much more of the language.

This is likely the stupidest fucking thing I’ve read so far on tumblr. Learning a foreign language is not a means of cultural appropriation in and of itself.

"I had no right to be teaching people this language, and in all honesty I don’t deserve to be learning it."

"Once I finish the course I’m in (It’s too late for me to drop out) I won’t be learning much more of the language."

You’re right, you goddamn smart cookie; let the language die out instead.

Rather than having a population capable of learning and teaching themselves, we have instead ended up with one which apologizes for the colour of their skin, shies away from learning, and is even willing to cease gaining knowledge so as to avoid the judgment of others.

So Linguistika, if you read this at some point, I say, don’t you dare quit learning what you wish to study because of pressure from others. You are not an imperialist for learning Ojibwe, Choctaw, Navajo nor Salish; but you will be an absolute moron for loathing yourself into abandoning your pursuit for understanding. Language belongs to those who speak it.

Smoke from the wildfires.

Spokane, WA on July 18, 2014

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