Cultural Appropriation

News

no kim, you can’t call your new brand ‘kimono’

The announcement of Kim Kardashian-West’s new shapewear brand has sparked outrage, especially in Japan.
Mahoro Seward
6.27.19
Fashion

the pope wears prada slippers: a history of fashion’s obsession with religion

Why do so many designers use religion in their collections when it so easily causes offense?
Felix Petty
5.8.18
News

the problem with kim kardashian saying she “does not see color”

Kim’s response to critics of her Aaliyah Halloween costume has only caused more backlash.
André-Naquian Wheeler
11.6.17
News

marc jacobs apologizes for putting white models in dreadlocks

'Maybe I’ve been insensitive.'
Hannah Ongley
8.7.17
Culture

5 african-german women on natural hair and cultural appropriation

What does hair have to do with self-acceptance? What needs to change to stop the pressure for women to have straight hair? We head to Berlin to talk confidence and cornrows in the German capital.
Naomie Chokoago
6.21.17
News

the united nations may finally make cultural appropriation illegal

Indigenous delegates from 189 countries are meeting in Geneva to make Navajo panties stop happening.
Hannah Ongley
6.15.17
Think Pieces

how the du-rag is being reclaimed by black artists and designers

Unpacking the aesthetic and cultural cues of the utilitarian headdress.
Antwaun Sargent
3.28.17
Think Pieces

who owns hoop earrings?

Tracing the cultural impact of a classic style.
Erica Euse
3.15.17
News

white model apologizes after (unknowingly) appearing on the cover of 'blackhair'

'I believe this shoot is from when I was around 15 and didn't understand cultural appropriation or the impact it has on POC,' Emily Bador wrote on Instagram yesterday.
Hannah Ongley
11.22.16
Culture

'african tales' is the new diy zine from searingly cool london collective born n bread

We talk to the team about growing up in Africa and why black culture isn’t a trend.
Tish Weinstock
7.22.16
Art

a lesson on cultural appropriation by art hoe founder gabrielle richardson

We talk to the founder of Art Hoe Collective about the blurred line between cultural appropriation and appreciation and why we need to give more visibility to queer artists of color.
Tish Weinstock
7.21.16
News

controversy as biracial zara worker told her braids are ‘unprofessional’

Following offensive comments in the media about Zendaya’s Oscars locks, the politics of black hairstyles hits the shop floor.
Tish Weinstock
4.11.16
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