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Cultural Sharing or Unintentional Racism?

Contact:  Karen Pace, pace1@msu.edu

Description:  If you’re involved with creating activities, camps and other events, be careful not to let your good intentions turn into potentially harmful acts of racism and exploitation. For example, what some see as cultural sharing (through costumes and crafts that involve American Indian symbols) others may see as cultural appropriation and acts of micro-aggression. But what’s the difference between cultural sharing and cultural appropriation and why is this important? This article helps provide guidance.

URL:  http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/cultural_sharing_or_unintentional_racism

Keywords:   Racism, exploitation, cultural programs, microaggression

Target Audiences:   Youth leaders, Extension professionals