We are hearing the concept of ‘appropriation’ these days from the snowflakes on college campuses. It refers to one culture using something from another culture. It implies that the culture doing the borrowing is taking advantage of the other culture.
The press had a photo of black woman attacking a white male who had corn rows for hair calling it cultural appropriation. I looked at the woman who was wearing a nylon jacket and immediately reacted “that woman’s African ancestors never invented nylon, she is the appropriator”.
The whole idea is idiotic. Black people would be walking our streets in linen loincloths with animal fur jackets. Dashiki material came from India. Blacks have contributed very little to modern commerce, certainly in the realm of clothing.
But it is cultural appropriation that is the biggest black community problem. Black teenagers have appropriated prison clothes. These young people are going beltless so their pants hang below their butts.
Any sensible person will cross the street to get away from three black teenagers with their pants down to their knees. And lock their car door if such a kid is standing near their car.
Nobody crosses to the other side of the street when three black men in suits or uniforms comes the other way. The same with a group a older black women walking towards them.
People only get out of the way when black teenagers who have appropriated prison clothes are walking in a group.
Black youth appropriation of prison clothes is a major source of anti-black response by everyone else including blacks.