What is Cultural Appropriation?
Cultural appropriation is the process by which cultures adopt customs and knowledge from other cultures and use them for their own benefit
“The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange are always going to be blurred.” Amandla Stenberg in her “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows Video.
"Don't just wear the culture engage with the culture on a deeper level." - The Atlantic
What I find to be acceptable in Cultural Appropriation😊
These examples of Cultural Appropriation are acceptable to me because the individuals wearing the clothing are giving credit to the culture they got it from and not just making it seem like it is their own.
“APPROPRIATION OCCURS WHEN A STYLE LEADS TO RACIST GENERALIZATIONS OR STEREOTYPES WHERE IT ORIGINATED BUT IS DEEMED AS HIGH FASHION, COOL OR FUNNY WHEN THE PRIVILEGED TAKE IT FOR THEMSELVES. APPROPRIATION OCCURS WHEN THE APPROPRIATOR IS NOT AWARE OF THE DEEP SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CULTURE THEY ARE PARTAKING IN.” AMANDLA STERNBERG
What I find to be unacceptable in Cultural Appropriation😒
These examples of Cultural Appropriation are unacceptable to me because they are taking on another persons culture without giving credit that is due to the culture and really understanding the deeper meaning.