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cultural appropriation

[ kuhl-cher-uhluh-proh-pree-ey-shuhn ]
/ ˈkʌl tʃər əl əˌproʊ priˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the adoption or co-opting, usually without acknowledgment, of cultural identity markers associated with or originating in minority communities by people or communities with a relatively privileged status.

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Origin of cultural appropriation

First recorded in 1965–70
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