I respond to the charge of cultural appropriation leveled at teenager Keziah Daum who wore a traditional Chinese dress to her high school prom. I focus on Stoic themes of cosmopolitanism, humility, and valuing wisdom no matter where it originated to argue, in this case, that the controversy is much ado about nothing.
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‘It’s just a dress’: Teen’s Chinese prom attire stirs cultural appropriation debate – The Washington Post