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Does the "cultural appropriation" label create more racial division?
The label "cultural appropriation" creates more racial division.
The term and its usage sets up borders of what can and cannot be done due to a certain cultural or ethnical background.
The term merely serves to divide people further, and pulling us away from each other instead of promoting acceptance and tolerance.
It feeds the "us and them" mindset, instead of acknowledging that we are all just us.
The "cultural appropriation" label makes people see racial differences rather than equality.
The term creates division because we are all "cultural appropriators" in a way.
The "cultural appropration" movement is blaming people who have no intention to be racist.
The term is not creating racism and division, it is raising awareness.
Cultural appropriation helps people be aware of offensive racial stereotypes.
To call out cultural appropriation makes the "perpetrators" aware of what they are doing and (hopefully) makes them think about why are they doing it.
It may create more division, but this is a small cost compared to the suffering of those experiencing their culture being appropriated for trivial ends.
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