I stated this before after watching Sydney Watson recent video food now being "Cultural Appropriation" So I restate. They(SJW nut bags) claim this as cultural appropriation, I say it is sharing cultures! After all isn't this what was an intended result of cultural diversification? Or does that only apply when P.O.Cs share their cultures with each other? More hypocrisy and double standards imposed upon non-p.o.cs me thinks. By the way my Viking ancestors were braiding their hair a thousand years ago, African Americans Do Not Own That Either. But if we non-p.o.cs are not to share the cultures of other what makes it ok for them to appropriate our as the have been for hundreds of years? So they only want diversity when it benefits them is that the case? Or is it only classed as "Cultural Appropriation" when non-p.o.cs do it?
I happen to believe the world is heading to a mass merging of cultures. We feel more and more like we are losing our cultures or sense of self, causing a mass hysteria. If we can teach ourselves and others to not worry about losing their culture, and that we are heading toward merging of cultures world wide, we could perserve the culture of self by learning of them ourselves, and teaching them/ sharing them to be done correctly and with respect.
Maybe even forming new cultures within the continent, to grow a strong unified culture of the place you live.
Appropriation I have seen more as appreciation. I have to say nothing is stopping anyone from making money from their own cultures. Nothing is stopping you from doing it right. It is hard for a white person to claim authentic mexican food if they are not taught how to cook it right, or if you don't have mexican cooks. Does all that make sense?
All in all I believe the great merging of cultures is already happening and ots a good thing. We just can't lose our cultures or forget them. But we can't be offended when people use our culture iether. It's cause they like your culture that they do it. They appreciate it in a steonger sense. So stop taking away and start adding to it.