Cultural appropriation, to many, means people with a privileged status taking cultural identity markers from members of a minority community without permission or acknowledgment. It has become a hot-button topic with some passionate voices who are concerned about the cultural implications, while others say people are too sensitive.
Dr. Neal Lester, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, and Amala Ekpunobi, PragerU personality and host of the podcast Unapologetic LIVE, share their differing points of view in the video above. Plus, hear what Dr. Lester says about appropriation that surprises Dr. Phil.
On Friday’s episode, “Appropriation Nation: Has it Gone Too Far?” hear from a woman who says she received death threats for wearing a dress from another culture and another who says people need to stop stealing other cultures’ foods and calling them their own. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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