Cultural Appropriation & My Personal Journey

What is Cultural appropriation, how does it apply to my journey and why is it important (at least to me)? Here is a definition I found online from Susan Scafidi, a law professor at Fordham University who defines cultural appropriation as follows: “Taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, cultural expressions, or artifacts from someone else's culture without permission. This can include unauthorized use of another culture's dance, dress, music, language, folklore, cuisine, traditional medicine, religious symbols, etc. It's most likely to be harmful when the source community is a minority group that has been oppressed or exploited in other ways or when the object of appropriation i

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