How to cope with cultural appropriateness, the tendency of people to view a culture as inherently superior to others, is a common topic of conversation on social media.
While it is widely understood that there are different ways to be inclusive, there is also a general belief that culture is something to be protected from critique, and that it is something that can only be understood from a certain perspective.
In other words, people’s views on culture are a reflection of who they are, and what they see in others.
While there are many ways to navigate this divide, here are some things to be aware of when trying to understand the debate.
First, it is important to understand that there is no such thing as cultural appropriati…