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Cultural Appropriation, White Privilege Resources

We all need to do our part to help deconstruct colonialism.

Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin Di Angelo on Vimeo

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is the author of What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy and has been an anti-racist educator, and has heard justifications…

Ijeoma Oluo: 'I am drowning in whiteness' | KUOW News and Information

Hi, I am Ijeoma Oluo, and I am a mixed race black woman who was raised by a white mother in this very white city. I have a Ph.D. in whiteness, and I was

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility | HuffPost

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they see...

Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility

VUU guest Robin DiAngelo defines the term she coined - White Fragility. Recorded May 12, 2016.

When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We’re Missing The Point

A few weeks ago, I found myself sitting on a panel discussing a play I’d seen the week before. The play, Disgraced, is a very interesting and extraordinarily problematic piece dealing with race…

The Question of Cultural Appropriation | Current Affairs

The trouble with Elvis’s version of “Hound Dog” is not that it is bad. It’s that it doesn’t make any goddamn sense. Big Mama Thornton’s original 1952 version of the song is sleazy and defiant. In a bluesy growl, she tells off the low-down guy who keeps “snooping round her door.” It’s a declaration of independence by a woman who is sick and tired of having a “hound dog” of a man take her for granted. The lyrics are full of dirty double-entendres: “You can wag your tail, but I ain’t gonna feed you no more.” In Elvis’s version, sanitized for a pop audience, the line is changed to “You ain’t never caught a rabbit, and you ain’t no friend of mine.” Drained of its original meaning, the song seemingly becomes about… an actual dog. Yet Elvis’s version of “Hound Dog” sold 10 million copies and became his single best-selling song. It’s ranked #19 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.