Since the phrase cultural appropriation, which I initially thought was silly, and still do to a certain extent, is used frequently among African Americans in the Universities. I decided to see if the phrase held any weight.
Let’s be clear, Ima (white) artist have mimicked some African American mannerisms and music styles and have made big money. However, I find African Americans, in general, have culturally appropriated western fashions – plus African American women have unabashedly worn wigs and straightened their hair to become poor imitations of white woman.
Can we think of anything else?
This is not a “pity party list” rather it is a way for us to look in the mirror and change certain behaviors which are not in our best interest.
Is paying basketball and act of cultural appropriation?