“The line between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange is always going to be blurred,” Stenberg said aptly. She then defined exactly what cultural appropriation is and why it’s wrong: | This "Hunger Games" Actress Just Gave The Realest Explanation Of Cultural Appropriation

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Factors that make up and influence culture (from this blog: http://www.janinesmusicroom.com/revisiting-culture.html)

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atribecalledpressed: typette: wolfkininitiative: sleepyassassin: haytham-senpai: ikenbot: cultural appropriation 101 ...

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

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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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(1 of 4) Cultural Appropriation What is cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation is the use of culturally specific material by the use of a DOMINANT group (hello, white people) without the expressed, collective "okay" of the MARGINALIZED group to which the material belongs. [click on this image 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"]

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What is Cultural Appropriation? I'm sure many of my followers can think of a zillion examples...the fashion industry is probably the most guilty...

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