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Madonna Should Have Honored Aretha Franklin By Taking A Seat

Hopefully, this Aretha Franklin tribute will be the last “tribute” Madonna does to a person of color. Madonna, did you forget that you are not black? Read...
Jennifer Stavros    |   08.22.18   |   SHARE
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Cultural Appropriation, Kendall Jenner, And That Pepsi Ad

How does one advertisement go so magnificently wrong, managing to center whiteness in the story of the battles of marginalized people, while playing Read...
Aja Barber    |   04.5.17   |   SHARE
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Whitewashing In American Society 

Hiiiiii people! These issues aren’t going away. And neither am I. So scroll on by if it bothers you. Read...
Aja Barber    |   03.2.17   |   SHARE
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Pinup Girl Boycott: Another Case Of Cultural Appropriation

Have we all been problematic in the past? Oh hell yes. I know I have. Being a marginalized woman doesn't absolve you of the guilt of marginalizing Read...
Aja Barber    |   02.7.17   |   SHARE
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Marc Jacobs Doesn't "See Color;" I Call BS

Marc Jacobs claims he doesn't "see" color, but people of color beg to differ. Whether he recognizes it or not, Jacobs is part of the cultural Read...
Aja Barber    |   09.22.16   |   SHARE
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We can proud of our ancestors without claiming to be them. Image: Isaias Silva Pinto/Pixabay.

I Have Indigenous Blood — But I'm Not Indigenous

Indigenous people throughout the world already face so many challenges; they don’t need non-Indigenous people appropriating their cultures and Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   07.15.16   |   SHARE
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That Time I Tried To Save White Women's Hairstyles From Extinction

My job is to make you feel — whether it’s lust, pride, anger, guilt, joy, sadness — whatever it is you feel, I want you to feel it. Read...
Adiba Nelson    |   01.8.16   |   SHARE
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Just In Time For Lollapalooza: The Top 5 Best Festival Looks

Warning: There will be denim cutoffs, Hunter boots and cross-body bags. Glean some inspiration and head into the fray! Read...
Allyson Rees   |   08.1.14   |   SHARE
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