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Cultural appropriation is rooted in the taking of a specific culture’s elements such as intellectual property, dances, clothing, language, music, food, and art, for a dominant group’s use, without recognition of the original source or significance of those elements. This act of taking is also rooted in the assumption that the dominant culture is entitled to do so. It contrasts with cultural appreciation, a good-faith effort to explore and connect with another culture.
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Cultural appropriation is the taking of signifiers or artifacts of a culture not one’s own without any context of the original culture. It contrasts with cultural appreciation, a good-faith effort to explore and connect with another culture.