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    Cultural Appropriation

    What's your take on it? I am ready to read essays, no-worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surbakhunWeesste View Post
    What's your take on it? I am ready to read essays, no-worries.
    I'll keep it simple and to the point. Now in a more civilized age "Cultural Appropriation" is considered an insult (taking beliefs, traditions etc and commercializing or misusing). In older civilizations it was a practice which helped create cohesion and absorb the new culture. The Ancient Romans were experts at this and IMO it's part of the reason they expanded so well and maintained the new territory that was gained. When they took over a country, region, culture, tribe etc they usually adopted the local gods or traditions (if not adopted then allowed) as long as they didn't incite or cause civil disobedience.

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    I think that cultural appropriation IS an issue but it's an overused and abused term. For example, people will say that wearing a kimono is cultural appropriation if it doesn't belong to your culture, but that simply isn't true. Cultural appropriation means disrespecting aspects of another person's culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonfirepumpkins View Post
    I think that cultural appropriation IS an issue but it's an overused and abused term. For example, people will say that wearing a kimono is cultural appropriation if it doesn't belong to your culture, but that simply isn't true. Cultural appropriation means disrespecting aspects of another person's culture.
    I was about to say this. It’s overused for sure. I would argue more that it’s not just disrespecting, but making money off someone else’s culture as well. It’s more nuanced than discussions of it are online, where you have one side wanting to take everything from another culture and that nothing is disrespectful, and another side that pretty much wants no cultural exchange at all.
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    Too much cultural appropriation kills cultures.
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