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04/26/2016 12:10 pm ET

Everything You Need To Know About Cultural Appropriation, In 1 Minute

If you have to ask whether your Halloween costume is racist, it probably is.

"Cultural appropriation" is one of those things that everyone seems to be talking about -- but, as some pretty egregious examples prove, not everyone seems to fully grasp the term. The fashion world, the film industry, sports teams and individual celebrities (we see you, Coldplay and Justin Bieber) have all been accused of appropriating cultures at one point or another.

Here are some tips for distinguishing between the appropriation and appreciation of other cultures. Share them with someone who would benefit, and the rest of the world will thank you.

Watch the video above to learn more. 

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