What is cultural appropriation?
the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas etc of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or societyOxford Languages
So we have the formal definition. But how do you define cultural appropriation?
What are examples of it?
In the everyday world, what actions do you think are appropriate and not appropriate, from a cultural standpoint?
Who decides that something is appropriate or inappropriate? What if one member of a group says it’s OK, but another says it’s not?
Can cultural appropriation ever be good?
I hear this term tossed around a lot, but I don’t think there is much rhyme or reason as to how it’s used. I thought I would toss it onto the table and ask what it really is.
Any and all thoughts on cultural appropriation please…