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FEATURE: @arthoecollective talks “Lemonade”, black artists reclaiming appropriated music genres, and share their favorite art works from this week. "In this album […] she reclaims these genres that have been so heavily whitewashed and scrubbed of their African American roots." picture credit: @Nitimueth

from Unsettling America

What’s the Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation?

Cultural Appropriation: "This isn’t a matter of telling people what to wear. It’s a matter of telling people that they don’t wear things in a vacuum and there are many social and historical implications to treating marginalized cultures like costumes."


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from The Independent

Marc Jacobs was accused of cultural appropriation. His response made matters worse

Marc Jacobs has been accused of cultural appropriation and sparked a social media backlash after defending his decision to cast predominantly white models to wear dreadlocks in his New York fashion show. The 53-year-old fashion designer’s show triggered immediate criticism which was then heightened by his reply which stated that he did not “see colour or race” and just “people” instead.

from The Debrief

Khloe Kardashian Has Been Called Out For Cultural Appropriation

from Jezebel

The Problem With Baby Hairs, 'Urban' and the Fashion Industry

~Black women (or any culture for that matter) should not have to fight off other races/ cultures for something that they rightfully created. (summary)


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