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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Mixed and Happy: I Support Mixed-Race Families!

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Mixed and Happy is a facebook fan page made up of people all over the world who support and embrace the mixed-race family of all shapes, sizes and religions. We just love people — and family — on all levels.
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Amazing Women Rock – In My Bubble: Natasha Moloo Draws Her Jihad

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“…a program under the Centre for Race and Culture, its video contest encourages Muslims (and Non-Muslims alike) to “grab a camera and send a message” about Muslims or Islam in Canada.   For the last three years, The Mosquers has been very successful in addressing stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam to the media and general public.”
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