Were you the only African-American girl in the class? I don't think I ever considered it an issue. Because you weren't Irish and you were not white, you shouldn't be performing Irish dancing? There's a difference between appropriation and appreciation. I think people use the term 'appropriation' without knowing what it means. I'm proud of how she's handling it. Thank you for having the guts to put yourself out there. You are unique in terms of what you showed in that video. https://339efcb25eb75e967b0d-ff8eeadd950d51fd1fc939dca75b3973.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/assets_default.swf