Cultural Appropriation

People Have Thoughts on This Mom's Take on Cultural Appropriation at Halloween

Sachi Feris, a blogger at Raising Race Conscious Children, knows how important it is to talk to children about race early on. In a recent blog post, the mother of two encourages other parents to be especially wary of whether or not their kiddos' Halloween costumes appropriate culture in any …

Parenting

Those Big Hoop Earrings You Love? Yeah, Now Wearing Them Is 'Cultural Appropriation'

Some people love 'em. Others, maybe not so much. Still, hoop earrings — the larger, the better — have been part of fashion “forever.”<p>Sitting down, …

Jewelry

From ‘appropriation prize’ controversy, a new Indigenous writing award is born

An Indigenous writing prize – originally sparked by a nasty controversy in Canadian literary circles over cultural appropriation, followed by a wild crowdfunding campaign – will be launched this weekend, with an announcement at the Vancouver Writers Fest.<p>The Indigenous Voices Awards (IVAs), …

Indigenous Peoples

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION: The Latest Fashion Whites Shouldn't Wear

Whites should not wear hoop earrings, according to a Tuesday-published column at <i>VICE</i>.<p>Ruby Pivet, the column’s author, describes whites wearing hoop …

Conservative View

Black people cannot be guilty of cultural appropriation. Period.

Two weeks ago, Brooklyn Nets player Jeremy Lin unveiled his new dreadlocks to controversy. Lin, who is of Taiwanese descent, was quickly accused of …

Racism

Hoop earrings criticised as cultural appropriation

Along with hair scrunchies, ripped jeans and body glitter, hoop earrings are, to many people, simply a current fashion trend.<p>To others, however, they …

Racism

Moms are freaking out that ‘Moana’ costume is ‘cultural appropriation’

The scariest thing this Halloween for New York moms isn’t zombies or ghouls — it’s politically incorrect costumes.<p>An article on raceconscious.org by …

Mickey Mouse

Dressing Your Kid Up As Pocahontas For Halloween Isn’t Cute

If your first impulse when you read the title of this piece was to roll your eyes so hard that you could almost see out the back of your head, then</i> …

Parenting

Ahead of Halloween, universities nationwide tell students what not to wear

Throughout October, universities across the nation are warning their students against Halloween costumes some consider offensive.Gone are the days …

Education

The Left Just Isn't Right

Posted: Oct 13, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Please join me on a whirlwind superficial but revealing tour of liberal la-la land as we peek at recent headlines. …

Conservative View

Why the Chinese Takeout Emoji Is Being Accused of Cultural Appropriation

The designers of the emoji probably didn't intend for it to evoke disrespect and death, but that's kind of the point.<p>Last Friday, October 6, Apple teased the new emojis that are set to come out with the imminent iOS 11.1 update. It's quite a grab bag, with emojis ranging from a steaming-hot pie to …

Chinese Food

Jeremy Lin’s Dreadlocks Are Not Problematic, They’re A Celebration Of Cultural Vibrancy

The last time Jeremy Lin was in the news, it was 2012. During his debut with the New York Knicks, he led the team on a seven-game winning streak, …

Conservative View

Jeremy Lin’s dreads aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re America

He’s not mocking black folks, just making the point that black culture is embraced around the world<p>Jeremy Lin’s velvet-gloved clapback at Kenyon …

Racism

Designer Stella McCartney Is Being Accused Of Cultural Appropriation

Paris Fashion Week has officially come to a close, and while majority of the designers’ shows were memorable, there is one particular designer who is …

Women of Color

Pro Basketball Player Is Mocked for Culturally Appropriating Dreadlocks & His Answer Just Shuts It Down

Harvard grad turned Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin has proven he can hang in the NBA with the big boys.<p>The 6’3” basketball star inspired the …

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin Shared Some Thoughts About Cultural Appropriation And His Dreadlocks

Jeremy Lin has had a wide range of hairstyles since he broke into the NBA. Even his hair from NBA picture day to what he’s wearing on the court in preseason has changed. Namely, thats’ because Lin has played for the Brooklyn Nets wearing dreadlocks.<p>Take a look at what he sported when he showed up …

Jeremy Lin

The Hairstyles on the Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Runway Channeled Storm-Ravaged Nymphs With a Side of Cultural Appropriation

Paris Fashion Week has seen its share of unconventional — eccentric, even — beauty looks, but leave it to Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood to …

Fashion

The Internet Is Outraged Over This Costume

If it feels like we've had a million conversations about why no one should ever wear racist costumes, it's because we have. But no matter how many …

Pink Floyd

How to Not Be Problematic at Halloween, Beauty Edition

It's that time of year again.<p>A costume is not an excuse.<p>*In this op-ed, writer Deanna Pai explains why Halloween is not a free pass to culturally appropriate.* We need to have a talk. We've had this talk so often that we're almost sick of hearing ourselves. (Almost, but not quite.) That's because …

Racism

Is Sampling Of ‘White Rockers’ By Hip-Hop Artists Cultural Appropriation?

Someone asked me the other day whether hip-hop artists sampling rock artists’ music falls under the “cultural appropriation” term that gets kicked around so much these days.<p>Short answer: No. That’s not what we mean when we say culture (which includes art, language, history, etc.) has been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Cultural Appropriation and the Practice of History

<i>By Andrew Nurse</i>I will confess that I am haunted by Marius Barbeau, the twentieth century anthropologist and folklorist, about whom I wrote my …

Nina Hastie speaks out about cultural appropriation

After initial fears of being misunderstood and accused of "cultural appropriation", comedian Nina Hastie stood tall dressed in a traditional Zulu …

Bhad Bhabie’s Rap Career Is A Cynical Cash Grab Rooted In Cultural Appropriation

We have to talk about Bhad Bhabie. We didn’t want to. But here we are. The label system in place that give her a shot over the number of passionate, die-hard rappers currently grinding in rap’s eroded middle class, should be called out by name — Atlantic Records has forced our hand by reportedly …

Music

A Cookie Dough Shop Has Resurfaced The Food Appropriation Conversation

Over the last week, a controversy has been brewing in San Francisco over cookie dough. We know, “How could someone screw up something as lovable as cookie dough?” Well, it seems someone found a way, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Justin Phillips called out the peddlers of the sweet treat …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Does the Right Really Think a Sombrero is just a “Straw Hat”?

If the right believes that cultural appropriation is not offensive, why are they making paper dolls that ridicule other cultures? Lionel Shriver was …

Liberal View

Op-Ed | We Need to Move on From Cultural Appropriation

By hiring more people from minority groups, and putting them in positions of power, cultural appropriation will become a non-issue, argues Vienna Kim.<p>…

Racism

The correct way to be a cannibal

Eat a rich or powerful person.<p>If you are ever captured in the jungle by a group of men and women who taunt you, insisting they will soon devour your …

Culture

Is Cultural Appropriation Outrage A Young People Thing?

I’ll admit that I don’t know a lot of young musicians these days; my mind’s still stuck in the 70’s and 80’s, the first when I would have still been …

Racism

Wyclef Jean on 'Carnival III,' Sampling Sounds of Jupiter & Cultural Appropriation

"Every 10 years, I’ve got a new scheme. So I’m very excited about these next 10 years."<p>It’s been 20 years since Wyclef Jean graced the world with his …

Music

Marc Jacobs Accused of Cultural Appropriation…Again

<i>Brought to you by the editors of People en Español.</i><p>Last year, designer Marc Jacobs was widely criticized for cultural appropriation for sending his …

Marc Jacobs