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Thursday, 2017-06-29

There is no such thing as cultural appropriation

Filed under: Society — bblackmoor @ 11:35

Culture either spreads and changes, or it stagnates and dies. It is not a walled garden from which “undesirable” religions or ethnicities need to be excluded, nor is it an artifact in a museum that must be preserved unchanged for eternity.

What people sometimes mis-label “cultural appropriation” is simply racism or hatred. Those things do exist, and are reprehensible, but have nothing to do with adopting and/or repurposing cultural elements from other groups, ethnicities, nations, or cultures (nor from your own, for that matter). Intent matters.

There is no such thing as “cultural appropriation”.

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