Multiracial Families: Counted But Still Misunderstood | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

By Guest Contributor Jen Chau, cross-posted from The Time Is Always Right … In the past couple of years, I have noticed a certain complacency that I

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Cultural Appropriation: Homage or Insult? | Racialicious – the intersection of race and pop culture

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

“Cultural appropriation is the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It denotes acculturation or assimilation, but often connotes a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture.[1][2] It can include the introduction of forms of dress or personal adornment, music and art, religion, language, or social behavior. These elements, once removed from their indigenous cultural contexts, may take on meanings that are significantly divergent from, or merely less nuanced than, those they originally held. Or, they may be stripped of meaning altogether.”
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