Cultural Appreciation, Please?

Monique’s fascinating response to cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation. Really worth a read if you want to understand other cultures deeply!

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Cultural appropriation_disturbing Dear America (not just white people), can we appreciate and respect each other in a genuine manner? Can we learn what other people’s cultures consists of and not do “our own thing?”

Some time ago another blogger, the talented and charming, Jess of Daring to Jess invited me to write a post about cultural appropriation vs cultural appreciation. I was more than happy to do it. But, I wanted to get it right. I wanted to give this important and provocative subject justice.

So, here we go.

Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of the elements of one culture by members of another culture. … Often, the original meaning of these cultural elements is lost or distorted, and such displays are often viewed as disrespectful by members of the originating culture, or even as a form of desecration.

Desecration. A word like that made me…

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9 thoughts on “Cultural Appreciation, Please?

  1. Good to read someone who has thought about things and then structures a well expressed view. Thanks again. Hope you’re ok over there x

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  2. Is good

    Pada tanggal 10 Jun 2017 04.02, “Daring To Jess” menulis:

    > Jess posted: “Monique’s fascinating response to cultural appropriation vs > cultural appreciation. Really worth a read if you want to understand other > cultures deeply!” >

    Liked by 3 people

  3. What I find ironic in America is that we celebrate Black Heritage and Hispanic Heritage and now Asian Heritage. That’s all good and fine, but it creates an uneven paradigm. Why is there no White Heritage Month?

    Because it’s offensive? How does that even make sense if the thing we all claim to advocate these days is equality. At times, to me, the idea of dedicating a whole month to a people group with included marketing amounts to nothing more than patronizing.

    How about we have an ‘American Heritage Month?’ You know, where EVERYONE is included and a part?

    Anyways, these are my thoughts. Rant ended.

    Thanks for sharing.

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