Basically a thread to avoid Interracial Dating from getting off topic. Note this is a continued discussion as a result, if you want to see the OP that started this click here. By this definition, I appropriate Orange Juice from my parents on a daily basis. :P I know, not what you meant but I couldn't resist. I need to ask though, what constitutes as a culture's permission? A culture is going to have millions of people inside of it. This also looks like a disagreement in semantic's. We both agree people mis-representing cultures should try to be taught, we're just have different levels of willingness as to call it appropriating or not. Ok. But if we point back to the definition you provided though "the action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission" it doesn't have anything directly about information. It falls down to permission. Now granted, a lack of information would definitely influence if permission is given. But it still beg's the question as to how can we determine when a culture gives permission or not? Well I will say I'm glad to finally hear, for the first time someone using the term that isn't simply saying "Your Race dictates you shall not do ______!". :) And once again this looks like a Semantic's disagreement, not a disagreement on how to address a problem. Do you know what my culture/background is? :P Which is also what I said (minus appropriation) in the earlier thread. So this is another Semantics disagreement.