…least we've learned since then. I think most people would be forgiving if you were simply ignorant. It's what you do with your new knowledge (ignoring it and defending your clothing choices vs. acknowledging your wrongdoing and educating yourself) that counts.
Li Charmaine Anne
Agreed. I guess my parents could’ve told me, “Hey, that’s not a good idea.” But we live in a different time where (most) people actually give a damn about hearing people out about cultural appropriation in a different way. I learned so much from this trip to Canada (and the two years I spent in the UP, upper peninsula of Michigan) that made me reevaluate a bunch of stuff I never thought was a big deal. You live and you learn. As you mentioned, it’s one thing to not have a clue altogether. It’s another to be voluntarily ignorant and go out of your way to to never even bother to find out what’s problematic.