Cultural appropriation, or the adoption of elements from a different culture, can be found in our society every day. We explore the history and symbolism of such elements in sports, the media, and clothing. Hover over each photo to learn more about the true meanings of a culture.

Florida State Seminole Football Team The Florida State Seminole Football team uses the Native American people, the Seminoles, as their mascot who is shown to be riding a horse.

Katy Perry’s AMA Unconditionally performance Katy Perry uses Japanese geishas as inspiration for the live performance of her song, Unconditionally.

Kimono cardigans or robes have been increasingly popular in recent American fashion.

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