|Welcome to the 108th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. In today’s episode, I am going to be talking about what’s the big deal with cultural appropriation. What it is, why it’s a no-no, the facets and ways to minimise this.
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In today’s show What’s the big deal with Cultural Appropriation
- What inspired this episode. [00:43]
- My definition of this term based on research I carried out. [00:54]
- The difference cultural appropriation and cultural assimilation. [02:10]
- Example of how it’s commonplace and a part of celebrity culture. [03:32]
- What you can do to help minimise behaving in this way [06:06]
Quotes on What’s the big deal with Cultural Appropriation
- Racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, ableism, are all forms of oppression.
- The key thing is that oppressed or marginalised groups don’t always have the power to decide whether they want to participate in dominant cultural norms.
- Cultural appropriation seems to give the dominant group credit for aspects of a culture they’ve taken as well.
- I would say, if you love another culture, then learn more about it and understand the context and history.
- We can respect the identity and move away from using unhelpful terms like “ethnic”.
Resources to support your understanding of Cultural Appropriation
- What’s Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm
- 5 Things You Don’t Realize When You Defend Cultural Appropriation
- 5 Liberating Ways to Practice Yoga Without Giving Into the Industry’s Neo-Colonialism
- Nisi Shawl’s Work
- This is the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation
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