Cultural Appropriation

I went back to my first blog most that involved insight on cultural appropriation and a quote by Herman Gray to make this video. I looked at how celebrities and influencers use black culture, or minorities culture, in order to sell themselves and their brand. Celebrities find that by adopting this culture they will be able to relate to groups they would normally not be able to reach, however, they are doing the opposite and instead insulting people of this culture. Black culture is not just about hairstyle or clothing, it is about identity. However, when a white, privileged celebrity takes this culture and worth away from them it undermines what it actually means to be black. The audio in my movie is from Amanda Stenberg who talks about how white individuals commercialize black culture and how it takes away from the true meaning and identity of those who celebrate it.

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