I’m an Art Therapist. Am I Guilty of Cultural Appropriation?

I’m an Art Therapist. Am I Guilty of Cultural Appropriation?

I’m reminded of the basketball player Jeremy Lin’s response, a few years ago, when a Black N.B.A. elder reproached him for wearing locs. Lin slyly defended his dissed dreads by explaining that they — just like the other man’s Chinese tattoos — should be viewed not as cultural appropriation but as cultural appreciation.

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