So this is something I’ve been seeing more on social media cites, I don’t know if others have as well. But its something I would like to discus. I am including jewelry and shoes in this.
There are articles and styles of clothing that carry connotations and are seen by some to be more than just clothing. From what I’ve seen the problem arises when someone who doesn’t respect the beliefs that people give to clothing abuse the use of the clothing.
Opinions on wearing clothing for someone outside the clothing’s culture that I have seen:
1) If you don’t belong to the culture, religion, don’t wear it.
2) It depends.
a) on where you bought it
b) on who made it
c) who does it support
d) where you will be wearing it
e) who you will be with when you’re wearing it
f) why your wearing
g) so many more things
3) Wear what you want.
1 is a loud opinion that seems to echo with people but only a few people actually stand up and say it.
2 is one that very few people will echo, because of all the different conditions that people care for, or don’t care for.
3 is a very unpopular opinion that I believe I have only seen from…influencers. People who want to start something new, but have ZERO creativity.
Where do I stand on this? (You don’t care but I want to tell you). Not 3, probably 1.5, but that probably means 2. The normalization of some trends would lessen the stigma around them. But we’ve also seen that the stigma will continue, just not apply to those who are empowered by society.
The growth of trends not natural to White people can be a chance for economic growth in the cultures those trends are from. However, again, this doesn’t happen often from where I stand. Large, White, organizations will often jump on the trend and bury the competition.