Cultural Appropriation

Kim Oh No

Kim Kardashian's Underwear Line Just Pissed Off All of Japan

Kardashian is being accused of cultural appropriation⁠—again.
Tim Marcin
6.26.19
Music

Ariana Grande's Wax Figure Is Her, Minus Pretending to Be Black

Ariana Grande is white, and Madame Tussauds London's waxwork is a good reminder.
Alex Zaragoza
5.28.19
Fighting Words

Only White People Can Get Away With the Microdosing Trend

Americans have been increasingly vocal about the potential benefits of psychedelics. But there are few, if any, black voices contributing the conversation. Why?
Carmen Chandler
12.19.18
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
11.20.18
Cultural Appropriation

This Chef Wants to Reclaim 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
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
8.2.18
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
Music

The World's First Non-Korean K-Pop Group

We met up with the members of EXP Edition to find out why they’re trying to become the genre’s next breakout stars.
VICE Staff
7.19.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How Mobile Apps Have Whitewashed Mindfulness Practices

On today's podcast episode, we talk about how the traditional Buddhist practice has been commodified.
VICE Staff
7.6.18
anxiety

To Some, Mindfulness Feels too Whitewashed to Embrace

Can being more inclusive change the elitist vibe?
Ankita Rao
6.29.18
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
5.14.18
entertainment

'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
4.9.18
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