How do you feel about cultural appropriation?

If you do not know what cultural appropriation it is when something from one culture of race is adopted by another culture or race. Some examples of this can be a "white" person getting there hair dreaded or someone wearing a native American head dress for Halloween. Not that anybody asked, but my opinion on the topic is as follows:
I believe that for the most part cultural appropriation is just another constructed barrier between races and cultures that is completely unnessary and stupid. There is a real side to the topic like the previously mentioned native American headdresses or even a nun outfit, bindi, etc. worn in a derogatory or meant to be comical way like on Halloween. These things are a serious part of diffrent cultures that should not be taken lightly, but say someone went to a native American powow or a Hindi event and they are of another race/culture. Nobody should have a problem with this. There is nothing wrong with diffrent races learning about other cultures. Ignorance of other cultures is how we get racism. Now for the made up grevience of cultural appropriation... For one race of culture to say that it is racist for another race or culture to wear, participate, or appreciate things from a culture that is not their own is completely stupid and harmful. Trends in fashion, or music, or dance, or anything else are not owned by one culture or another and to say that we must stick to only the things that have been created with in our own "culture" is beyond stupid. Division of cultures is so unhealthy as a society. Why shouldn't a white girl of guy be able to have dreads? With these completely minut aspects of "cultural appropriation" that people focus on today it's just another excuse to make one collective group the victim and the other the perpetrators. So many terms that actually meant something once it been muddied in modern American society to mean something harmful and I can't stand it.

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Marvele
I don't think it exists.
on April 12
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Parabolic
I mean here in America everything is culture appropriation, because America has no culture of its own really, its just a melt pot of nearly every culture
on March 23
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Sharkboi
I dont see why anyone would do it. Its pretty disgusting to me that people who culture appropriate are uneducated about it and dont see a problem with it.
neefflove
I don't see how there is a problem with a white person sporting dreads of a black person celebrating St. Patrick's day or a Latino enjoying anime or an Asian celebrating cinco de mayo. Where the problem is is the very small percentage of people who do something stupid like paint their face red and where a head dress for Halloween. I think the majority of people See More▼
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Glutin_The_Yokai
It's not exactly a problem to me.
neefflove
Okay
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on March 23
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neefflove
You don't feel it's a problem for society or you have never experienced it so it's not a problem to you personality?
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Glutin_The_Yokai
I'm saying it's not an exact problem for society.
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