What Exactly Is Cultural Appropriation?

Think twice before you "borrow" from other cultures.

A recent video posted by the Huffington Post on their facebook page does its best to break down cultural appropriation for the average person. While I agree when the narrator mentions; "...you can still appreciate another culture by learning about other traditions, trying an authentic cuisine, traveling to new countries, and following their customs." Is it really as simple as that?

These top commenters help put the whole cultural appropriation / cultural appreciation into perspective:

Want to dive a little deeper? We have a whole blog post about this exact topic. Our main point at Hiptipico, a company based off another culture, country and story is to be mindful about your expression. Be thoughtful about your direction. Be informed in a globalized world. And ultimately treat everyone with love and respect. 



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