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Appreciate Don’t Appropriate

EvCC Students Share Their Culture

June 6, 2017

It’s common to see people borrowing from other cultures nowadays. You see it in your everyday life, the media, at festivals. Coachella, anyone?

And it’s okay to get inspiration from other cultures – as long as you’re doing it the right way. So, that poses the question: What’s the difference between culture appreciation and culture appropriation?

In honor of May being Asian Pacific Heritage Month, I talked to three Asian students to share their thoughts on the matter as well as their culture’s traditional attire:

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