One Book 2021-2022: So You Want to Talk about Race

One Book Research and Resource Guide for "So You Want to Talk About Race"

Understanding Cultural Appropriation

Chapter 10: What Is Cultural Appropriation?

Cultural appropriation is the misuse of a group’s art and culture by someone with the power to redefine that art and, in the process, divorce it from the people who originally created it. 

-From "When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We’re Missing the Point" by Ijeoma Oluo
(linked & cited below)

Background Articles

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Popular Source Articles

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Scholarly Articles

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Source Citation: Oluo, Iejoma. "When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We're Missing The Point." The Medium, 9 Feb. 2016, when-we-talk-about-cultural-appropriation-were-missing-the-point-abe853ff3376. Accessed 1 July 2021.


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