Under what circumstances is it OK to culturally appropriate, if ever?
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, ( and ), If you care about what the culture is that you are appropriating, or you take the time to learn about and understand the culture, then it is more like trying to be welcomed into that culture, or make it a part of your own life, in a respectful way, rather than using it fleetingly, because it is popular, or because it is a cultural norm for the time being.
, , Perhaps it is okay to when researching and understanding the background prior to using someone else's culture
, I think it is OK to culturally appropriate if you are supporting a culture that is not your own by wanting to learn more about those with different backgrounds than you
and ), When you are doing so with the purpose of celebrating the culture in a way that isn't insensitive or demeaning.
, (I think America truly is a melting pot so culture appropriation for the most part is celebrated. It's fun to experience different foods and traditions with different people. It helps bring us together and have a deeper understanding for one and other
, () and when you are invited by the POC to celebrate with them
), Are dreadlocks really cultural appropriation? I have a friend who maintains its fine for white people to have them because deadlocks also appear in Celtic and Scandinavian cultures. Does this change anything, or are they just reachin for excuses?
, Not to appropriate, but to appreciate: When invited to by someone of the culture, i.e. wedding attire
and (It helps us understand each other's differences and show diversity within the world.