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Episode 202 — Spirit Animal


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:56 PM

Today Andrew & Kurt Braunohler explain why we should stop all the spirit animal talk. Don’t forget to keep leaving us messages by calling (323) 389-RACE.

#2 klem_johansen

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:45 AM

Sometimes I cry when I see litter. I'm fairly sure that's racist, but I can't remember why.

#3 pfchangs

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:22 AM

The spirit animal thing is so weird to me because it's a super broad concept--special association with an animal that kind of defines your personality is a thing in pretty much all cultures including European/Western (Jesus is the lamb, so many kings associated with lions, Disney's animated Robin Hood). People everywhere have always projected human qualities onto animals and animal qualities onto humans.
BUT then in the 60s New Age hippy types rrrreeeally leaned heavy on the Native Americans' versions of it and now it's pretty much lost to the racist appropriation bucket. FUCK YOU, HIPPIES.

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

Someone needs to put a fuckin' lid on that Racist Appropriation Bucket.