Posts Tagged: cultural appropriation

Touch the Bear: Talking with Blair Hurley

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Blair Hurley discusses her debut novel, THE DEVOTED.

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Covers and Cultural Appropriation

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It’s been a major issue since American popular music first expanded its sonic territory from traditional country and folk songs: the cultural appropriation of sounds, and even entire pieces, that became more marketable (and thus lucrative) once they were performed by a “safer” white voice. The instances of this phenomenon are countless, but okayplayer. has made […]

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White Girls and Cultural Appropriation

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White people clamoring to up their cred by appropriating nonwhite culture do so hoping to be rewarded for choices that are falsely seen as inherent in people of color. In an essay on cultural appropriation for the New Inquiry, Ayesha Siddiqi dissects “the awkward sexism of white supremacy” and what we really mean when we […]

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