On Cultural Appropriation
Posted on May 10th, 2018
In Every Culture Appropriates, David Frum gives his take on cultural appropriation.
For me, the answer is in this essay from Current Affairs. “Cultural appropriation” is a nebulous phrase that ties together a number of things in a not-so-clear way: some good, some bad, some common, some uncommon, some power-over, some power-under. The actual problem areas that we can hone in on are disrespect and exploitation. That’s where we can bring clarity to the conversation.