Stop Missing the Point on Cultural Appropriation

An interesting take on culture!

Be Young & Shut Up

“Cultural appropriation” is a phrase social justice folks like to throw around a lot. It’s easy to identify, and easy to explain to those who are unfamiliar with the concept. It also allows for its very own brand of White Guilt™ that makes both white people and people of color satisfied when making sure the offending party is adequately shamed. The problem is most people miss the point of cultural appropriation, and it’s easy to get lost in it. Some are hardlined about it. Just ask them about Asian fusion cuisine and get ready to feel the deliciousness upchuck its way into your mouth. Seriously, there are people furious about the “bastardization of pho” using pictures of fake pho that make me hungry.

Oftentimes people who are concerned with cultural appropriation completely miss the point. The concept of cultural appropriation exists to point out a level of harm toward a…

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