Caroline Lozano/Opinion Director Cultural appropriation is usually a sensitive topic for many people, especially within certain Internet circles. Oftentimes, the mere mention of the term…
Nimechi Ikechi-uko/Contributing Writer Last Halloween, I saw a girl wearing a loose-fitting caftan and a septum ring on her nose, which are Fulani, and it…
On Oct. 31, 2016, upon failing to find a Pocahontas costume, I attempted to dress up as an Indian from whatever I already had in my closet.
It’s not wrong to celebrate one another’s cultures by reverentially bringing it into our own lives. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
The symbols that one sports may gleam with glitz and glory, but behind every image lies a meaning; a designated history, forever transforming its original definition to the world. The Multicultural Programs and Services presented students at BBC with this discussion on the meaning behind the Confederate flag and how this symbol impacted students here at FIU.
Cultural appreciation occurs when the person makes an effort to learn about and respect a certain culture, as opposed to simply taking bits and pieces of the culture that appeal to them. Unfortunately, many people are appropriating cultures when they should be appreciating them.