Explore Cultural Appropriation, Social Injustice, and more!

If u don't understand cultural appropriation imagine working on a project and getting an F then someone copies u and gets an A & credit.

If you don't understand cultural appropriation imagine working on a project and getting an F and then someone copies you and gets an A & credit

Also, privileged people using articles of another culture which the originators are mocked for but the appropriators applauded.

If only people respected pagan and Wiccan religions as much as they respect Christianity. I'd never wear a cross, but everyone rocks goddess symbols.

For Halloween in fifth grade, I dressed up with a sugar skull. I wasn't even the one who suggested it. I wanted to be something scary, but I had already bought a flaminco dancer costume, so my mom suggested the sugar skull. I had no idea so I am sorry if that offended anyone

I'm Mexican-American and don't wear Sugar Skulls anywhere because I don't know a lot about Dia de Los Muertos and I don't want to offend those more connected with the culture

Where does cultural inspiration end and cultural appropriation begin?

This fascinating comic explains why we shouldn't use some Native American designs.

(1 of 4) Cultural Appropriation  What is cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation is the use of culturally specific material by the use of a DOMINANT group (hello, white people) without the expressed, collective "okay" of the MARGINALIZED group to which the material belongs.  [click on this image to find a short video and analysis that draws on footage of Miley Cyrus twerking to explain what Bell Hooks [bell hooks] means by "Eating the Other"]

"Cultural appropriation is the use of culturally specific material by the use of a DOMINANT group without the expressed, collective "okay" of the MARGINALIZED group to which the material belongs.

It doesn't matter if you "understand the cultural significance" if it isn't your culture don't appropriate it. Mutual exchange happens on an equal playing field. Fight me.

Just wanted to remind people of this since Halloween is coming up! Please don't wear offensive or inaccurate costumes. It's extremely disrespectful

This is wildly offensive. I'm sure you didn't mean any harm but it makes you look ignorant. Please stop bastardizing an entire race and their culture for the sake of fashion.

I find the upsidedown cross just as offensive as the inappropriate use of a war bonnet. Cultural appropriation is not just against minorities.

Every single stereotype about women was dreamt up by men who were projecting

Annnd I'm going to reshare this every time until my fingers fall off. Every single stereotype about women was dreamt up by men who were projecting

Jake Buller, Guest Contributor: Sometimes when people talk about cross-cultural interactions, they put the emphasis on culture shock. What is more rarely spoken of (but common to the experience of those who cross cultures) is what is sometimes called reverse culture shock. It’s getting culture shock in your own culture. It’s also an aspect of story that is sometimes neglected by writers.

What Re-Entry Stress Can Teach You about Your Changed Character

Pinterest
Search