CA is such a minefield.
We cannot expect everyone to know the history of every culture, or how each culture may feel about our interest(?) in particular things, be it a hairstyle, art, etc. If someone explains to you why they/others find something CA, it's wrong to then dismiss it. Likewise, it's not ideal to automatically assume that person is being disrespectful to a culture, so jumping down their throat shouldn't be the first reaction.
It also doesn't help that what we do learn in history is often whitewashed.
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CA is something I have only been aware of the last few years. A good friend of mine is a Canadian who lived on a NA reserve for large chunks of her childhood. We were in a cafe that was filled with the head dresses and she got very upset. It was only after a long conversation with her that I started to "get it". I still think it is a very tricky thing to navigate.
As a white Australian, I don't feel I have the right to an opinion. All I can do is listen, be sensitive, and change my behaviour it I realise it is culturally offensive to others.
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