Justin Trudeau must apologize for cultural appropriation of minority cultures in Canada.
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Justin Trudeau needs to apologize for his cultural appropriation of minority cultures in Canada.
Justin has been known to wear Canadian First Nations headresses, dress in attire meant for celebration of Chinese New Year and even wear a traditional Sikh head scarf.
As we know from many feminist and race theory scholars - this is not cultural appreciation it is appropriation.
As Maisha Z. Johnson puts it in an article for everyday feminism:
"In short: Cultural appropriation is when somebody adopts aspects of a culture that’s not their own.
But that’s only the most basic definition.
A deeper understanding of cultural appropriation also refers to a particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.
That’s why cultural appropriation is not the same as cultural exchange, when people share mutually with each other – because cultural exchange lacks that systemic power dynamic.
It’s also not the same as assimilation, when marginalized people adopt elements of the dominant culture in order to survive conditions that make life more of a struggle if they don’t."
Not only is Justin Trudeau in the most powerful position in the entire country, he is a white cisgender straight male. There is no way this is not systematic oppression from a dominant group.
He is also riding on the backs of minorities in order to get political approval - so simply using them.
This is wrong, the Liberal party of Canada must condemn this and stop with their abuse and usage of minorities cultures to push their political agenda.
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