Appropriation

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#NotYourNativeStereotype is Trending and It's Beautiful

Dismissing stereotypes and acts of appropriation one tweet at a time.

Coldplay and Beyoncé's 'Hymn for the Weekend' Video is More Orientalist Than Appropriative

The video—which dropped just in time for this weekend’s Super Bowl halftime show collabo—has sparked controversy.

3 Questions for Scott ‘CHOPS’ Jung, Asian-American Hip-Hop Ceiling-Breaker

Prolific producer Jung was a member of Mountain Brothers, the first Asian-American hip-hop group signed to a major label.

10 Brilliant Reactions to #WhiteGirlsAreMagic

Somebody started the hashtag #WhiteGirlsAreMagic. The takedown—from all over Twitter—was swift.

New Documentary Explores the Tensions of Being Both African and American

Nadia Sasso explains why it’s a good thing that her new documentary, “Am I: Too African To Be American or Too American To Be African?” is making some viewers uncomfortable.

Despite His Raw Lyrics, White 'Drill' Rapper Slim Jesus Isn't 'Out Here Catching Bodies And S***'

The viral sensation who co-opted Chicago’s hyperviolent drill music did his first extended interview with VLAD TV yesterday—and it’s a trip. 

#ActualAsianPoet Claps Back at White Poet Who Used Asian Pen Name

Michael Derrick Hudson is coming under tremendous fire for using an Asian pseudonymn to get his poetry published. Ken Chen and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop have a powerful hashtag. Plus, the sister of the real Yi-Fen Chou speaks her peace. 

Anomolies' DJ Kuttin Kandi: Appropriation 'Is What Happens When Nobody Knows Your Name'

The Anomolies DJ, co-founder and activist addresses Shia LaBeouf’s lyric-stealing, the persistent erasure of artists of color, and why she’s not doing interviews on the matter in a searing new op-ed. 

5 WTF Rachel Dolezal Moments

From braids to lawsuits to the n-word and more 

J. Cole, Azealia Banks Call Out White Appropriation of Black Music

“Black culture is cool, but black issues sure aren’t, huh?”

Native Appropriations Reminds You: Don't Dress up Like an Indian on Halloween

This collection of eight posts should resolve any confusion you may still have about this.