Cultural appropriation

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Cultural appropriation is when one culture wrongly adopts and takes elements from another culture. One culture does not understand or respect the other culture. Cultures often do not acknowledge that they are taking something from another culture. Often a majority culture uses cultural elements of a minority culture. Appropriation can be disrespectful or have stereotypes. Cultural appropriation can include groups making money off of minority cultures. Oversimplifying minority cultures is also an example.[1]

Cultural appropriation is different than appreciation. Appreciation is when one values and respects the customs and cultures one is using or adopting.[2]

There are many examples in culture and every day life. Some Sports Teams have mascots from American Indians.[3] People can dress up like other cultures during Halloween without having respect for the culture. There is often appropriation in pop culture. Singers or celebrities may use cultural dances or clothing and make a lot of money from it.[4][5][6]

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  1. "Definition of cultural appropriation | Dictionary.com". www.dictionary.com. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
  2. Braswell, Porter (2022-07-27). "This is the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation". Fast Company. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
  3. Franklin, Jonathan; Chappell, Bill (2022-02-02). "The Washington Football Team's new name is the Washington Commanders". NPR. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
  4. CNN, Oscar Holland. "Dior accused of 'culturally appropriating' centuries-old Chinese skirt". CNN. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
  5. Woodward, Ellie. "Katy Perry Addressed Her Cultural Appropriation And Things Escalated". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2022-07-30.
  6. Nast, Condé (2017-05-05). "People Are DRAGGING Miley Cyrus Over Her Latest Comments About Hip-Hop". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2022-07-30.