Cultural Appropriation

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I get some of the points made but others are bs in my opinion.
What do you guys think about it?
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I think that banning ceremonial head-dresses from Coachella on account of them being sacred or worshipped objects is fair. As it is appropriating a cultural object that has deep meaning.

However, a caucasian wearing Shalwar Kameez (sp?) to the shops shouldn't be a problem because it's an everyday item rather than something that is held to be for 'higher purpose'.

A lot of people admire things from other cultures. So long as it's coming from a place of admiration and understanding cultural does and don'ts then I think that Cultural Appropriation should be a lot more fluid. Unfortunately the general public are idiots.
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I think that banning ceremonial head-dresses from Coachella on account of them being sacred or worshipped objects is fair. As it is appropriating a cultural object that has deep meaning.

However, a caucasian wearing Shalwar Kameez (sp?) to the shops shouldn't be a problem because it's an everyday item rather than something that is held to be for 'higher purpose'.

A lot of people admire things from other cultures. So long as it's coming from a place of admiration and understanding cultural does and don'ts then I think that Cultural Appropriation should be a lot more fluid. Unfortunately the general public are idiots.
I definitely don't agree with dressing up as another culture as a 'costume' or something. There does need to be understanding of the culture.
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People can wear what they want, and others can criticize, if they want.
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I definitely don't agree with dressing up as another culture as a 'costume' or something. There does need to be understanding of the culture.
There's a difference in costume as well though.

For example - my daughter loves the film Moana which is set in Polynesia and so all of the costumes are representative of Polynesian ethnicities. I wouldn't have a problem with her wearing that costume as she adores the heroine in the film and thinks the islands are great places and wants to visit.

However there was a controversy over the boys costume in the disney store for Maui as it was basically a bodysuit with tattoos. (Linky below)

(http://www.avclub.com/article/disney...-moana--243086 )

The main issue was that it was brown skin and would be akin to kids wearing blackface.

I think it's really complex as obviously this is a historical nuance that has caused the outrage whereas children just think maui is cool and don't think about his colour.
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