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GUEST,Lighter In defence of cultural appropriation (106* d) RE: In defence of cultural appropriation 28 Jun 20

AnMal, well said.

The philosophy opposed to "cultural appropriation" would logically require ethnic minorities everywhere to revert to their "traditional" styles, music, art forms, religions, practices, etc., giving up majority influences. Anything else is "cultural appropriation." And what would be the benefit of that?

Of course "CA" is tendentiously defined so as to apply only to majority imitation of aspects of minority culture, especially (though not necessarily) to make money. But just as obviously, nobody's culture is being taken away, which is what "appropriation" generally means.

If CA were to end tomorrow, what person would be better off in any way?Meanwhile, real issues with real consequences are made even more complicated through useless entanglement with dead ends like "No More Cultural Appropriation!"

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