Cultural Appropriation

RACISM

'N*****fishing' Is the New Form of Blackface

The word describes white women who change their appearance to look black or racially ambiguous. We spoke to someone accused of this, and to the women calling her out.
Janae Price
11.21.18
Cultural Appropriation

Meet the Woman Decolonising Bone Broth

Mithalee Rawat sees her bone broth as a way of reclaiming the culture she’s watched be appropriated for decades.
Frances Watthanaya
10.23.18
jamie oliver

Jamie Oliver Released a ‘Jerk Rice’ Product and People Are Not Happy

Levi Roots and MP Dawn Butler have called out the dish for being offensive.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
8.20.18
hawaii

For Hawaiians, Defending 'Aloha' and 'Poke' Is About More than Just Food

Hawaii-based writer James Charisma explains why there's more to the Aloha Poke Co. drama than just semantics.
James Charisma
8.3.18
Culture

'Bad Appetite' Puts the Food World's Cultural Appropriation on the Chopping Block

Comedian Jenny Yang uses her nascent YouTube series to showcase underrepresented voices in food.
Tiffany Do
7.23.18
Caribbean food

Nottingham Food Stall Causes Outrage with ‘Insulting’ Rice and Peas Dish

"Joke ting of a meal.”
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
7.23.18
Internet

This White Comedian’s Rip-off of 'This Is America' Is a Pile of Garbage

What the hell is Nicole Arbour trying to do?
Manisha Krishnan
5.15.18
#Films

'Isle of Dogs' Is a White Man's Fantasy of Japan

Wes Anderson's latest film is funny, charming, and just straight up cultural appropriation.
Michael Sun
4.10.18
Holi

Why 'Holi-Inspired' Paint Throwing Parties Make Me Queasy

Holi is a religious festival in India, but recently it's become an "experience" for Westerners.
Ruchira Sharma
3.6.18
Culture

We Asked White People With Dreadlocks 'Why'

"I just think comments like 'dreads are for black people only' are the opposite of cultural progression."
Sophie Lamberts
11.28.17
Culture

How to Know If You Are a ‘Hipster Racist’

Take it from me, your black friend. I know the signs.
Noel Ransome
11.22.17
Cultural Appropriation

Wellness Blogger Abandons Plans for 'Modern Mexican Frutería' After Backlash

Following allegations of cultural appropriation, La Gracia will not be seeing the light of day.
Mayukh Sen
11.2.17
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