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Ubuntu, White People and Cultural Appropriation.

Ubuntu, White People and Cultural Appropriation.

I started thinking more about the concept of Ubuntu. How does this philosophy physically show up in my life and parenting? What is the significance surrounding it and what is my responsibility as a mama to my two Xhosa daughters?  It quickly became apparent that, before I could even answer any of these questions, there was a huge elephant in the room that I first needed to address: Cultural Appropriation. Is the concept of Ubuntu a cultural one, belonging only to certain people groups, or is it a South African concept that we all have a right and responsibility towards? Do I, as a white woman, even have a “right” to be a part of this conversation at all?