Cultural appropriation, you just can’t be too careful

We all agree that racism is a terrible, unforgivable thing but even the most enlightened of us are sometimes guilty of what could be called inadvertent racism – I refer, of course, to cultural appropriation.

  • Russel Grenning
  • OnLineOpinion

Put as simply as possible, cultural appropriation is a concept dealing with the adoption of elements of a minority culture including, for example, cultural and religious traditions, fashion, symbols, language and songs by those of a dominant culture.

Opinion 1a LLLLCritics of the practice nowadays don’t just equate it with racism but with colonialism which they see as more or less the same thing.

But all is not lost…

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