Humanity If you ask a random person if they are racist, then most likely, they will say no. If you ask a random person if they are sexist, the chances are that they will say no. So why do so many people act differently toward others based on their skin color and gender? In The Biased Eye it says "what matters is less what's going on in our heads and more what's going on out there in the wider social world of which we are a part." So people don't want to just expect the worst and judge others, however because of what they see on the news or hear from friends and family, they are biased and have a stereotype in the back of their mind.
For decades, social activists were unsuccessful in stopping companies from selling Native inspired designs (Trevor, 2016). Appropriation in fashion has affected the spiritual significance and livelihood of these indigenous people. This paper aims to examine how cultural appropriation has negatively affected the Native Americans, evaluate the effectiveness of present solutions and suggest better ways to alleviate the problem in future. Cultural appropriation in the fashion industry is a problem because it is a threat to the livelihood of the Native Americans. For example, revenue was lost when companies such as Urban Outfitters falsely claimed that their products were made by the Navajo Natives (Fowler, 2013).