I agree with a lot of what you are saying here. In the article I talked about how society (individuals or groups within it) often jump to criticizing/confronting individuals without trying to understand their motives and intents or the context of how they arrived at their behavior. I explained why I thought that was an issue so I wont bother re-stating it. I personally do think that some behaviors are damaging though. Using distinct cultural rituals or symbols out of context for the sake of profit or making light of a culture is damaging in my opinion. They can create stereotypes and can effectively claim or extinguish a culture in a society. For me the behavior seems to exist on a spectrum, with appreciation on one side and appropriation on the other. Balance is important.
Overall, I think its a very confusing topic. Thanks for commenting and explaining your point further. I find nowadays people do not even want to take the time to hear or listen to ideas/opinions that differ from their own and because of that people do not understand the "others" perspective. I think that it takes dialogue to understand an issue so that people do not become divided further in society. People are already extremely divided.
Anyway, thanks again