I’m sure many of us are familiar with problem that is cultural appropriation, but this is a great article that outlines the exact ways that the act of adopting culture hurts the non-majority. I have found this article particularly helpful in terms of explaining what cultural appropriation is to other people, as it can be difficult to relate to someone what exactly is the problem, when they feel like you’re telling them they “can’t” do something.

Here is the link in case the hyper-link above doesn’t work: http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/06/cultural-appropriation-wrong/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare



3 responses »

  1. katyschaefe says:

    This is a really interesting article, I love that it doesn’t just address the fact that cultural appropriation is a problem, but really gets into the ways in which it affects the perception of non-white people.

  2. cassidy says:

    this article is great! so interesting that the author uses the sort of ‘buzz feed’ format that is so popular today. i wonder if this format is becoming the dominant way to get news out to young people or to start meaningful dialogue around issues such as this one.

  3. taliat says:

    What I really value about this article is how it stresses the importance of context. Sometimes people like to argue that being against cultural appropriation is harmful because it stops culture from organically spreading, but that’s kind of missing the point. No one against cultural appropriation wants to block people from sharing their culture on their own terms. The problem is when someone from outside of the culture decides it’s their right to come in and take that culture for themselves, often for problematic purposes.

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