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Equity Lens: Word of the Week

cultural appropriation: a term used to describe the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another

In Arlin Cuncic’s article, Cuncic states “Cultural appropriation is the social equivalence of plagiarism with an added dose of denigration.” She emphasizes how using cultural appreciation instead of cultural appropriation can result in deeper understanding and respect across cultures.

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