what is cultural appropriation
would blackface, donned by black people, be cultural appropriation?
Yeah, though likely it wouldn't be called out as such - the N word for example, not really something white people are going to complain about black people taking over. Basically if one culture starts something and it becomes popularized in another w/out permission and/or w/out respecting its original meaning/purpose, that's appropriation.
Most culture involves an incredible amount of this sort of thing of course, but I guess it's trendy at the moment to point certain forms of it out. Like movies where white people play historically brown people, while the movie also misrepresents/sensationalizes their culture. Or I guess white people getting into rap and singing about black culture stuff they have no real experience with.
There's a certain power disparity and majority vs. minority element to the complaints, as well as race.