New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is catching warmth after images surfaced from a Sikh Cultural Society occasion over the weekend.
“New York City is fortunate enough to be home to one of the largest Sikh populations anywhere. It was my honor to join the Sikh Cultural Society and participate in the Dastar Bandhi turban tying ceremony with the community today,” de Blasio tweeted together with images of him sporting a turban.
The web instantly jumped in with references of The Office character Michael Scott, who blundered his approach by way of many cultural landmines within the present’s run.
The Sikh Cultural Society launched an announcement spinning the fake pas as a name to finish judgments primarily based on appearances, which, mockingly, appears to solely pertain to liberals making grand gestures. Anyone else dipping their toe into one other tradition tends to face speedy scrutiny and scolding from an ideological base that claims to care about inclusion, however is hooked on divisiveness. Of course, de Blasio took the chance to talk out of either side of his mouth.
“It is an honor because we are here today sending a message that the city—this country and this world—needs this message that we are all together,” de Blasio stated.
“A message of respect. A message of inclusion. The Sikh community has contributed profoundly to New York City. I want to make it very clear New York City is a better place because of this community. We need this community; we cherish this community. And yet, in a world where there’s so much misunderstanding. And too many biases and prejudices, we have to fight every day, every one of us to remind people of these great contributions to remind people, the value of this community and why all of us need to stand shoulder to shoulder.”
If you consider this nonsense, but in addition suppose that cultures needs to be vehemently protected against appropriation, then I’ve a half-finished bridge in Brooklyn to promote you.