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Taking out a Patent on Culture

Calls to destroy a painting by a white artist, Dana Schutz, of a black victim of a lynch mob hanging in the Whitney Museum illustrates that for many, even artistic freedom has become a negotiable commodity in the crusade against cultural appropriation. Culture has become a fiercely contested resource. Accusations of cultural appropriation regularly feature […]

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I Am a Minority and I Prohibit You

| by Malhar Mali | I am a minority and I prohibit you from culturally appropriating my native culture. I was born in India, hence, I prohibit you from stealing my culture, eating any foods that are representative of that region and engaging in my¬†practices. But wait I have a reason. I have several: Since […]

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