Ok, for all the Whiteys who have a problem with cultural appropriation stop doing yoga, eating corn, eating domesticated cattle, pigs and chickens, using numerals, learning foreign languages, practicing any number of eastern martial arts, cooking foreign foods, converting to or practicing any religion, playing chess and any other number of games. Might as well stop eating most tropical fruits as well since most of them come from countries whose people and resources are being exploited. And the list goes on.
Now for the flip side. Non-Whites should not be allowed to play hockey or basketball. Those sports were invented by White people and are part of their culture.
Native North Americans should not be allowed to wear blue jeans and jean jackets. They also shouldn't be allowed to purchase alcohol, it wasn't part of their culture. No electricity, running water, motorized vehicles, firearms or money either.
Black musicians need to quit sampling heavy metal riffs for their own music. Although the right combination of rap/hip hop and heavy metal does work well together. Linkin Park anyone? And Living Color managed to blend a variety of "Black music" with rock/heavy metal.
See? This is why complaining about cultural appropriation is just another form of divide and conquer via identity politics. Think about it, we would have missed out on a lot of amazing music if people didn't "appropriate" the sounds from other cultures' music. Same with any other art form, as well as ideas and knowledge.
I also don't think it's inappropriate to, for example, dress up as a Native for Hallowe'en if it's done respectfully. Although I sure can see it being insulting or offensive to Natives when someone is wearing one of those barely anything on "sexy squaw" costumes.
Society needs to lighten the f*ck up. But the real crux of the problem is this. Progressives, especially those on the Left think it's their job to fix what's wrong with society. Or at least what they
perceive as wrong. They ignore the fact that as individuals we should be working on fixing our own personal faults. When you concentrate on those, society's faults will for the most part, fix themselves. But progressives don't want to do that. They don't want to concentrate on their own personal flaws and would rather blame societal flaws because they'd finally have to admit that humans are not even close to being perfect and are not even close to what they think we should be. We are deeply
flawed. We blame societal issues like poverty for crime and in some cases economic issues do factor into increased rates of property crimes and likely drug crimes as well. But violent
crime isn't really linked to socio-economic class or race. We could live in Rodenberry's utopia where no one really needs to work at a job but all your needs are met and there'd still be crime because that's who we as a species are. Obviously not all of us, but as a species, that's who we are. City states, cultures, nations, empires, all built on violence. We progress as a species through violence, as counter-intuitive as that may sound.
Sorry for sliding a bit off-topic there.