Odds and Ends
11 10, 11:27am
Title of the comic notwithstanding, that is not what cultural appropriation refers to when used in common vernacular. It refers to a disrespectful corruption of aspects of another culture by subsuming them into one's own for selfish reasons, with no regard to the integrity of the associated traditions. For example, the fashion industry adopting native american head dresses as a fashion statement, when in fact these head dresses have sacred context in native american culture. Celebrating foreign holidays, from any perspective, should never be considered cultural appropriation as long as they are being celebrated authentically. Hope that helps!