There are varying definitions of cultural appropriation floating around on the internet and what it can be applied to, so for many of us we’re just bloody confused to as what it is exactly.
In the simplest terms possible (and in no way trying to reduce the seriousness of this issue):
Cultural appropriation is when elements of a minority culture are taken by members of a more dominant culture for their own use.
This results in the original context to become distorted and it’s meaning reduced. Those taking elements of the culture do not experience the same cultural significance.
Often this can be seen as disrespectful and offensive. Culture is important to all people all around the world, as people we should respect that.
Hopefully this has explained what cultural appropriation is exactly, follow us to keep informed and inform others. And continue to find out why cultural appropriation need to be stopped.
R.C.W – Stopping Cultural Appropriation