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It doesn't matter if you "understand the cultural significance" if it isn't your culture don't appropriate it. Mutual exchange happens on an equal playing field. Fight me.

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FEATURE: @arthoecollective talks “Lemonade”, black artists reclaiming appropriated music genres, and share their favorite art works from this week. http://www.afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/feature-art-hoe-collective-talks-lemonade-and-black-artists "In this album […] she reclaims these genres that have been so heavily whitewashed and scrubbed of their African American roots." picture credit: @Nitimueth

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from Jezebel

The Problem With Baby Hairs, 'Urban' and the Fashion Industry

~Black women (or any culture for that matter) should not have to fight off other races/ cultures for something that they rightfully created. (summary)

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from Unsettling America

What’s the Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation?

What’s the Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation? Courtesy of Elephant Journal

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from BuzzFeed

This "Hunger Games" Actress Just Gave The Realest Explanation Of Cultural Appropriation

“The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange is always going to be blurred,” Stenberg said aptly.

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"My culture is not your trend." [A person from the Lakota Tribe stands in this portrait] [follow this link to find a short video and analysis that draws on footage of Miley Cyrus twerking to explain what Bell Hooks [bell hooks] means by "Eating the Other": http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2014/02/eating-the-other-racial-representation-and-miley-cyrus.html] Artist: Leaf Sanchez (Tamaya, Jicarilla Apache)

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This fascinating comic explains why we shouldn't use some Native American designs.
from Upworthy

This fascinating comic explains why we shouldn't use some Native American designs.

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