Cultural Appropriation

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Last Minute Costumes and Appropriation

By Andronica Owens Blog Content Contributor It’s been a busy October, but Halloween is around the corner and people are ready to celebrate. It's time for candy, haunted houses and of course, dressing up in costumes. This is a good time to show off your creativity with the costumes and makeup, but it’s also a risky time because of appropriation. The Cambridge Dictionary defines cultural appropriation as “the act of […]

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Don’t Claim Our Cornrows

By Savannah Howard Web Content Contributor In Black culture, hair has a rich, deep-run history. When you dismiss it as being “just hair,” you are belittling the sense of identity that has been passed down for hundreds of years. In the United States, from slavery, to the Civil Rights Movement, to present day, Black hair has been revolutionary, political and a representation of perseverance. Although society has come a long […]

todayFebruary 20, 2018 21

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Appreciation vs. Appropriation: Mexican Culture

By Asia Daggs Web Content Manager Before I get into any details, I want to point out that there is an important distinction between Hispanic or Latino heritages. Mexican or Mexican-American people are a native or inhabitant to Mexico, of Mexican descent and of Mexican and Native American descent. One of the biggest issues is the inconsiderate generalization that all Latino people are Mexican. Remember this. A majority of appropriation […]

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Appreciation vs. Appropriation: Native American Culture

By Asia Daggs Assistant Web Content Manager In light of November being Native American Heritage month, I thought I'd dedicate this volume to some of the most culture-rich communities we know today. Native American (or American Indian) culture can be associated with both harmony and pain. The culture thrives off of the many customs they live by: spiritual symbolization, ceremonies, language, food... you name it. On top of dealing with […]

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Food Fight: The Pho Dilemma

By Brent Ramirez Blog Content Contributor If you keep up with the Asian food scene, you’ll know that there has recently been some pretty big controversy within it. For some, the matters weren’t too serious. But for many, the issue of cultural appropriation was once again in the spotlight thanks to a video about soup.       About a month ago, food magazine, Bon Appétit posted a video originally titled “PSA: This Is […]

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