When will white people stop appropriating black culture as ‘fun’ and ‘quirky’ hobbies?

Kai Jie Cai, MA Postcolonial Studies “Swing Patrol […] isn’t just an erasure of Black history it is an erasure of what London looks like today.” Swing dance emerged within the African American community alongside Jazz during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance era. Since the black body was excluded from the white material world, this free […]

Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Sophia Moghal, BA History and Southeast Asian Studies Deciding to click on the following headline on a news site led me to discover Mango’s newest campaign. The title: “Kendall Jenner’s New Mango Campaign Shows A Side We’re Not Used To Seeing”. “Tribal Spirit”; is apparently the side we haven’t seen before and it features clothes that […]