I'm Middle Eastern but I live in Europe. I always found it flattering when people of other cultures, for instance white people, took an interest to my culture.
I think that sharing each other's culture is a beautiful way to connect with each other and tear down cultural segregation and develop more understanding between each other.
I don't see the big deal with white people wanting to maybe dress up in traditional clothes from my culture for a costume party for instance.
It's a good way for people to learn about other cultures and my forefathers didn't "invent" the traditional clothing to be an exclusivity thing.
They intended it to make people happy and if it brings joy in people to dress up as other cultures,
then I don't see how that is wrong and I would find it flattering that they took an interest in my culture.
I just find the whole drama about cultural appropriation to be stupid and cause more segregation between us, which is bad.
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