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Can Black People Misappropriate Other Cultures?

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Good question.

I read this article and it got me thinking about the ramifications of taking customs or fashion from various African cultures. The author’s views, which needed to be heard, warranted a response. It’s a complicated issue, but I’m glad that Zipporah Gene started the conversation.

To sum up my views: No, I don’t think African Americans are misappropriating African culture. Yes, I think we need to be more educated about African culture and history.

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Author: Charish Halliburton

Writer and Editor for The Motley News

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