Results for - Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?
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Recently Elle Canada noted on twitter that the Dashiki was the newest-It item. However, this sparked an outcry of responses where people claimed that Elle was being ignorant for saying that the Dashiki was now trendy, since it is worn regularly in West Africa. Many argued that Elle was culturally appropriating the garment and trying to make it trendy in North America. One twitter user responded, “ #mycultureisnotcouture ”
1. Are you familiar with the term cultural appropriation?
Yes, I am familiar with the term cultural appropriation
No, I am not familiar with the term cultural appropriation
2. Do you think companies are appropriating different cultures and trying to make money off of them?
3. Do you think it is wrong for companies to commodify items worn by other cultures?
4. When you see an item of a non-Western culture in a store do you consider this to be cultural appreciation or cultural appropriation?
09/14/2015 Beauty & Fashion