Without ‘cultural appropriation’, what would our lives look like?
Consider: clothing, housing, furniture, education, food, tools, sports, arts, transportation, technologies, medicine and other sciences. (Where did your style and material of clothing actually originate?)
Appropriation, imitation and adaptation are part of our cultural and individual growth.
‘Cultural identity’ and pride can still thrive without the ‘cultural purity’ of living as our ancient ancestors once did, or with only what our ‘heritage cultures’ created and accomplished without ‘cross- cultural influences’ throughout history.
May Humanity grow in wisdom and understanding, not condemnation.
(July 31, 2020- Shelley Wilson)