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    What do you think of it?

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    (Original post by Linnnster)
    What do you think of it?

    Why is it an issue now?

    I'm interested to hear what people think of it (For my focus group)
    Cultural appreciation is good, cultural appropriation is bad, to me.

    Nobody would find offence if someone truly appreciates another person's food, lifestyle, language or culture. What annoys people is the subtle or outright mocking of other people's cultures.

    For example, why would someone decide to wear a "blackface" or afro wig or asian attribute or cowboy outfit or native indian outfit on halloween?

    It is find to appreciate others, just don't mock them.
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    Depends in what context. However, many people are hypocrites when accusing others of cultural appropriation
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    (Original post by iwant2die)
    Depends in what context. However, many people are hypocrites when accusing others of cultural appropriation
    Can you give examples?
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    Cultural appreciation is good, cultural appropriation is bad, to me.

    Nobody would find offence if someone truly appreciates another person's food, lifestyle, language or culture. What annoys people is the subtle or outright mocking of other people's cultures.

    For example, why would someone decide to wear a "blackface" or afro wig or asian attribute or cowboy outfit or native indian outfit on halloween?

    It is find to appreciate others, just don't mock them.
    I guess it's difficult to know the difference between appreciation and ignorance perhaps

    Like, what does appreciation look like?
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    (Original post by Linnnster)
    I guess it's difficult to know the difference between appreciation and ignorance perhaps

    Like, what does appreciation look like?
    I saw a woman, who wore an African beaded necklace on the train once. When asked, she said she had visited Kenya and had a great time. I think that shows appreciation of a culture.

    Appropriation in a mocking way is when a group of white British persons decide to dress up in an African dress with black faces for halloween then say they are dressing like the guys in the cool runnings movie.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?clie...07.IAneNH_N-9w
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    (Original post by Wired_1800)
    I saw a woman, who wore an African beaded necklace on the train once. When asked, she said she had visited Kenya and had a great time. I think that shows appreciation of a culture.

    Appropriation in a mocking way is when a group of white British persons decide to dress up in an African dress with black faces for halloween then say they are dressing like the guys in the cool runnings movie.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?clie...07.IAneNH_N-9w
    So would you say that it's also linked to racism? It's quite similiar to the Dutch "Black Pete" where they also dress up and wear black face paint and act as slaves for St. Nicholas

    Sometimes, whenever I see people (E.g. White British) wearing clothes with Chinese characters on them because they think it looks really cool. I really wonder if they know what it means at all and if they can read it... to me I think that's kind of bad
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    (Original post by Linnnster)
    So would you say that it's also linked to racism? It's quite similiar to the Dutch "Black Pete" where they also dress up and wear black face paint and act as slaves for St. Nicholas

    Sometimes, whenever I see people (E.g. White British) wearing clothes with Chinese characters on them because they think it looks really cool. I really wonder if they know what it means at all and if they can read it... to me I think that's kind of bad
    If anyone likes and appreciate other cultures, it is absolutely fine. What people hate is mocking appropriation of any race, religion or culture.
 
 
 
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