Why many Black women, Native Americans, Asian Americans and other minorities hate cultural appropriation and exactly why it is damaging?
Hey unicorns it’s me graysbygrace your very own rainbow and I am back! I am sorry for not posting lately because I was busy with my term one exam and I was in pressure but I am back. While on YouTube I was recommended a video with the similar title as my blog post.
Cultural Appropriation involves the idea of a highly dominate culture taking a minority’s culture without understanding it. Going on, some minorities are not recognize and given a bad image but people still use their culture for branding making these “people” highly recognized or embraced. We are talking about decorations, jewelry, clothes and etc.
Why is it so important?
Imagine the future of young black individuals with their hairstyles especially Africans being judged vs a highly recognized brand being embraced using these hairstyles for their show. Uniquely, The generation coming will stop embracing their own culture in addition to being original because of how their being criticized. Forward, your child will walk into your house with Japanese clothes with little understanding of how it reflects towards the Japanese culture. Going on, learning about another persons culture is important because it allows you to understand more about it. Not only does it make you open minded but an individual with awareness.
How do I feel?
I feel more confident in myself because when somebody copies my culture it makes more proud though I don’t benefit from this ( a better image of the black culture) but behind the mirror we all know the story. Any minority can agree that somehow we are unique we are an inspiration to fashion trends. I am angry though because my culture is a profit to high dominate brand and ”then there is somebody who says bantu knots are not neat ”
I want to know your point of view, what do you think?