Imperica Magazine – Cultural appropriation is cancelled: killing the concept that would not die

Everyday sees a new cultural appropriation “scandal” lit up the internet. Social Media warriors pile on and call for the “cancellation” of this celebrity or that brand, bully high schoolers and list all the unwoke – is that even a word? – people that populate this Earth and should know better. Except, nobody really knows better because there is nothing to know. A small portion of the population gets offended at everything they don’t like and hide behind a concept that should never have been taken from its social studies context. The mainstream appropriation of “cultural appropriation” transformed a sociology concept steeped in the study of power struggles between oppressed cultures and oppressors and applied it to every supposed misappropriation of cultural signs and symbols by people who, according to the uninformed masses, have no rights to it.

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