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10 Times White People Were Called Out for Cultural Appropriation in 2015

Rachel DolezalThe Case of Rachel Dolezal

We all remember Rachel Dolezal. The former NAACP chapter president posed as a Black woman for her own personal satisfaction and gain. Even after her parents revealed her true identity, she refused to claim her Caucasian heritage. To this day, Dolezal identifies as Black.


Iggy Azalea by Robert Wunsch

Iggy Azalea’s Co-opting of Southern Blackness

Iggy Azalea the female hip hop artist, model, songwriter out of Australia, is best known for her chart topping hit Fancy.  But she’s also became notorious for her insensitivity to the complexities of race relations and cultural appropriation. Salon writer Brittney Cooper critiqued Azalea’s co-optation and appropriation of sonic Southern Blackness, particularly the sonic Blackness of Southern Black women.

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7 thoughts on “10 Times White People Were Called Out for Cultural Appropriation in 2015

  1. I have a bigger problem with American Girl Dolls / Mattel Toys trademarking the word 'praline' … a New Orleans & southern region candy. And of course their extreme copyright infringement of my book that I have yet to able to get a black newspaper to do even an exploratory story on … this is my work, my intellectual property, my LIFE…. what better way to say 'black lives matter' … I have used 3 years of my mature life fighting these people and can't get one black media to give me two inches of space. & you run a story on fluff … yes some of this is strong and wrong … but … let's get some money so we can take care of our neghborhoods.

  2. Erwin Zipfel says:

    The only blacks in Egypt were slaves. Egypt was ruled by semitic people, mostly Arabs. If you people achieved Egypt how the hell did you end up swinging from trees when the whites came? Wishful thinking will get you nowhere.

  3. Erwin Zipfel says:

    Will Silverine I guess wikipedia will have to do for you blacks. History says you were never masters of Africa. You were slaves. I know the truth hurts, but it was the Arabs and the white man who brought you out of the jungle.

  4. It's true that Ancient Egyptians weren't Black, they were (surprise, surprise) Egyptian. Many DNA studies of ancient mummies have been done and it is proved, that they have biggest genetic affinity with the population of modern North Egypt. I'm saying this not to diminish Black people, I'm just saying facts.

  5. Hamadi Bahri says:

    Praline is simply a French word, used in all the French speaking world. The best pralines on earth are made in Belgium. I wonder how anyone can copyright such a common word. It's as if you owned the word "cookie" or "candy"

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