Cultural Appropriation Reblog

Cultural appropriation is a one-way process, usually, involving the white culture appropriating non-white ideas, inventions or customs, especially those of black people and Native Americans. When cultural appropriation flows in the opposite direction, it is called forced cultural assimilation. Examples include black girls forced to straighten their hair to attend school or get a job. Black children told to comb their hair and sent home when they wore natural hairstyles.

Cultural appropriation is now the new type of racism. We should be getting rid of racism and not create more racism. For example, African American girls are forced to straighten their hair to look a certain way in society. This is an example of forced cultural assimilation because people have to look a certain way for people to accept them which is completely wrong. People should accept people for who they are.

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