8 Fascinating Opinions On Cultural Appropriation

Would you be mad if Urban Outfitters started selling clothes and accessories that tried to make trendy something you consider to be deeply personal? Or do you think that people can interpret culture in their own way? U.K. artist Sanaa Hamid created a dialogue between the cultural appropriator and the appropriated in the series below. If you live in the U.K. and would like to be photographed for this project, contact Sanaa at sanaahamid92@yahoo.com.

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What do you think? TC mark

image –Sanaa Hamid

For more art, visit Sanaa’s website.

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    Reblogged this on Big Blue Dot Y'all and commented:
    Very, very interesting topic. It seems to me that many people that freely culturally appropriate are less rooted in their own culture…that being mostly white people. They feel untethered, and assume that everyone else should “quit being so sensitive.” Ignorant of history and of other cultures, they appropriate at will.

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