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Definitions

Cultural Appropriation
"The adoption by a group of a specific element of another culture, as forms of dress, personal adornments, music and art styles, religious beliefs, social behaviour, etc., usually involving some degree of assimilation into the culture which is borrowing it, and sometimes viewed negatively by the group from which the appropriation is made" ("Cultural Appropriation," 2017).
 
Stereotyping
  • "Overly simplified conceptions, images, or beliefs about individuals and specific social groups. Popular stereotypes rely on assumptions, are often mistaken for reality, and usually have negative connotations" read more (Silverman & Silverman, 2012).
  • "Ethnic and racial stereotypes are simplistic, often negative, generalizations ascribed to ethnic/racial/national groups and members based on perceived cultural deficiencies and characteristics" read more (Nguyen-Perez, 2014).

White Privilege

Blackface (also Ministrelsy)

  • "This is why blackface is offensive" by Harmeet Kaur (CNN)

  • "By distorting the features and culture of African Americans—including their looks, language, dance, deportment, and character—white Americans were able to codify whiteness across class and geopolitical lines as its antithesis" (National Museum of African American History & Culture, n.d.)

TedTalks

Emmanuel Resources

References

Cultural appropriation. (2017). In S. Butler (Ed.), Macquarie Dictionary (7th ed.). South Yarra, Australia: Macquarie Dictionary Publishers. Retrieved from https://ezproxyemc.flo.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/macqdict/cultural_appropriation/0?institutionId=1968

National Museum of African American History & Culture. (n.d.). Blackface: The birth of an American stereotype. Retrieved from https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/blackface-birth-american-stereotype

Nguyen-Perez, R. (2014). Ethnic and racial stereotypes. In S. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of diversity and social justice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from https://ezproxyemc.flo.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/rowmandasj/ethnic_and_racial_stereotypes/0?institutionId=1968

Silverman, R. E., & Silverman. (2012). Stereotypes. In M. Kosut (Ed.), Encyclopedia of gender in media. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Retrieved from https://ezproxyemc.flo.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/stereotypes_social_psychology?institutionId=1968

Smith, A., Crosthwaite, J., & Clark, C. (2014). White privilege. In S. Thompson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of diversity and social justice. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from https://ezproxyemc.flo.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/rowmandasj/white_privilege/0?institutionId=1968

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