What Does ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Mean? – The Atlantic

Probably the most articulate, most cogent commentary/exchange I have seen or heard yet, on the subject of cultural appropriation.

It’s a fairly lengthy interview, but well worth it, for the balanced, nuanced, and analytical approach taken by both participants.

“These aren’t genetic issues, they’re cultural issues, so I don’t feel ashamed for any of it,” he said. “I wasn’t there. You weren’t either. And we’re all obligated to use our talents for the good of others, whether our great-grandfather was a Russian immigrant, a slave, or a Southern plantation owner with 5,000 slaves.”

~Richard Rabinowitz, curator at the New-York Historical Society


Source: What Does Cultural Appropriation Mean?
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2 comments on “What Does ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Mean? – The Atlantic

  1. Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together.
    I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and posting comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

    Liked by 1 person

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