cultural appropriation
Why do white gay men want to spend so much time telling a black woman that her hurt, anger and disappointment is false, hate-mongering, and offensive?
asian-american
I can provide alternatives to the Avril Lavignes and Gwen Stefanis of the world, but then my kids walk out the door without me.
celebrity
As much as I tried to resist it, Miley had made me into the monster I had most dreaded becoming. Fame -- or, at least, a passing resemblance to someone famous -- had changed me.
fitness
race
Now that a token amount of intersectional analysis has been performed, white women are free to move on to discussing whether or not Miley’s work is feminist.
west african prints
The question I’m asked often, by other budding designers or people in creative spaces, is this: “But I can be inspired by anything! How do I avoid people saying I’m ‘appropriating’?” The answer is simple -- give credit to your inspiration.
twerk
"Twerking" isn’t new. Its ubiquity may seem sudden, but mainstream media's merely catching up to something that’s existed in black global culture for years.
yoga
Yoga furnishes a textbook example of lifting something from another tradition, branding it as “exotic,” diluting and twisting it, and then calling it our own.
rap
When this article was first conceived, I intended to make the argument that my love for rap is pure and therefore should be allowed to thrive unchallenged.
clothes
redface
Romanticizing the culture and traditions of the people your community subjected to genocide is deeply, deeply gross.
commenters
After years of silence, it seems like the right time to address some of your concerns.
cultural appropriation