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11 of the Most Culturally Appropriated South Asian Accessories, and What they Really Mean
Cultural appropriation , at times also phrased cultural misappropriation ,    is the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture. This can be controversial when members of a dominant culture appropriate from disadvantaged minority cultures. According to critics of the practice, cultural appropriation differs from acculturation , assimilation , or equal cultural exchange in that this appropriation is a form of colonialism : cultural elements are copied from a minority culture by members of a dominant culture, and these elements are used outside of their original cultural context—sometimes even against the expressly stated wishes of members of the originating culture. Cultural appropriation is considered harmful by various groups and individuals,   including Indigenous people working for cultural preservation,   those who advocate for collective intellectual property rights of the originating, minority cultures,     and those who have lived or are living under colonial rule. Those who see this appropriation as exploitative state that the original meaning of these cultural elements is lost or distorted when they are removed from their originating cultural contexts, and that such displays are disrespectful or even a form of desecration. The concept of cultural appropriation has also been criticized. Cultural appropriation can involve the use of ideas, symbols, artifacts, or other aspects of human-made visual or non-visual culture.
Hoop earrings criticised as cultural appropriation
Louis were black, unlike me. Personally, I could happily live without ever seeing Cyrus twerk again, but I still find many of these accusations alarming. I step out of the shower in the morning and pull on a vintage cotton kimono. After moisturizing my face, I smear Lucas Papaw ointment—a tip from an Australian makeup artist—onto my lips before I make coffee with a Bialetti stovetop espresso maker a girlfriend brought back from Italy. As I dress in the morning, I deeply appreciate the craftsmanship and design behind these items, as well as the adventures and people they recall.
Aarti Olivia x Nov 10, Countries across Asia and beyond are mired in a history of oppression. For many of us, the oppression is far from over, and we still exist within marginalised communities. Over the years, the racial micro-aggressions that offend and upset us have mutated, but they are aggressions all the same. Look at it this way: When you have been colonised, had your finery stolen, and your identity poked fun at, cultural appropriation is not just personal; It points to a bigger picture. I get it.
A white girl wore a bindi at Coachella. And, then my social media feeds went berserk. Hashtagging the term "cultural appropriation" follows the outrage and seems to justify it at the same time. Except that it doesn't. Cultural appropriation is the adoption of a specific part of one culture by another cultural group. As I an Indian sit here, eating my sushi dinner Japanese and drinking tea Chinese , wearing denim jeans American , and overhearing Brahms' Lullaby German from the baby's room, I can't help but think what's the big deal?