Black Panther proves a boon for Grove Hall store

The Dorchester Reporter reports Elegance African Fashions has seen a burst of business selling traditional African clothing - so much so the owner is "super exhausted" keeping up with the demand.

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OK, I deleted a comment

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I'm sorry, but this isn't Breitbart and if you want to spew white-supramacist verbiage, you need to do it somewhere else.

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Well I don't know about any

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Well I don't know about any of you fashion conscious women out there, but I have 2 cotton Ankara print gowns that I wear as lounge wear because they have got to be the most comfortable things on earth. Don't think they are only for African American women to wear. All women should try wearing them and they'll agree with me.

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Trudeau

if you want to spew white-supramacist verbiage

How is making fun of Trudeau co-opting Indian culture White supremacy?

I linked to a mainstream British newspaper. Are the British racist now?

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Maybe you didn't see my reply

Maybe you didn't see my reply (before deletion) that, outside of the fetish world, the word "cuck" is steeped in racism, not to mention misogyny.

Make fun of Trudeau all you want, that did seem...a bit misguided on his part, to be polite.

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I had no idea

I did not know cuck was a racist word. My apologies. If anyone knows a decent word to replace it, I am looking.

I am done with Trudeau and just waiting for the first non-protected race fanboy to dress up in a dashiki or something.

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fair enough

fair enough

Honoring vs borrowing vs co-opting etc...it can be a weird, fuzzy boundary.

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As usual

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You are wrong, and a bunch of teen girls got the real story: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/justin-trudeau-tattoo-meaning

Trudeau is Haida in the eyes of the Haida. Haida artists devised that tat for him. It isn't appropriation - it is nationalism, perhaps, but not appropriation.

Sorry if the world is too complicated for your pigeon brain.

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Guys ...

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By "Indian," he meant India, not native American (or, since we're talking about the prime minister of Canada, First Nations). Seems Our Boy Justin and his family went on a tour of India and kept dressing himself and them up like they were in a Bollywood movie.

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Please don't play coy, it doesn't suit you

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It wasn't the general idea of a comment about Trudeau, as misguided as I might think that is on a post about the sales of African-themed clothes in an African-American neighborhood. The comment above mine explains the problem with your original comment and, yes, I will thank you to keep the white-supremacist code words off UHub.

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This is nice to hear.

“When people come here, everybody’s asking me like, ‘How do I dress to make me look Ghanian? How do I dress to make me look Kenyan? How do I dress to make me look Nigerian? Is this the culture? Is this the print I’m trying to get?’ So you hear those questions and you’re like wow, this movie really brought a lot of interest.”

Vive la Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes!

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Suits

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Where does one wear those kind of suits, to make it worth the cost?

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In the case

of the gentlemen in the picture, I believe it's Kinshasa

It's worth it to them.

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"How do I dress to make me look Kenyan?"

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I had a Kenyan roommate for a few years. Other than a sweater fetish, he dressed the same as anyone else working in the Pru each day.

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Nigerian Wedding

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I take it you haven't had any Nigerian coworkers get married.

Sweaters and jeans for the workday, sure. The real fun comes when they kick it up 20 notches.

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