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Cultural Appropriation from A White Perspective
Cultural appropriation is, ‘the ridiculous notion that being of a different culture or race (especially white) means that you are not allowed to adopt things from other cultures” (urban dictionary). A majority of whites feel this way but that is because they do not have a full understanding of the topic. Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of the elements of one culture by members of another culture, however cultural appropriation typically involves members of a dominant group exploiting the culture of less privileged groups and usually with little understanding of the history. The united states is made up of hundreds of different ethnicities and some cultural groups rub off on
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Kylie Jenner does not have to respect an African Americans identity to feel entitled to take from them. She used her white power and made something that was not hers, ‘cool’.
Football is always in the media because it is the most popular sport in the United States. While football is that important to people in the United States, there should be no cultural appropriation. However, take The Washington Redskins for example. The term “redskin” was used when the government paid white people to kill Native Americans and then used their scalps, red skins, as proof of the kill. Reasonably, Native Americans are angry about the football name and have tried to change this football teams name. The football fans state that they are ‘honoring’ Native Americans. However, it is just another case of white people using their power and oppressing a culture of lower dominance.
Halloween can be a child’s favorite holiday. They can dress up as anything they want. A princess, a Pirate, or even an Indian. However, no culture should be a Halloween costume. This means no Chief, no Indian, no geisha, and the list continues. Typically, people mean appropriation as a tribute to that costume. However, these costumes draw attention to all of the negative stereotypes, and does not accurately reflect the
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