Defining Cultural Appropriation
Locate and listen to one of the songs referenced in “The Question of Cultural Appropriation,” by Briahna Joy Gray (pp. 620-632) (YouTube is a great source for this!). Using the terms defined in her essay (cultural exploitation, exploitation, and cultural disrespect), make an argument to your peers regarding how or why the song can be measured up against these terms as Gray defines them.
In follow-up posts, work to unpack these definitions a bit more. Discuss how effective you find Gray’s definitions in clarifying your understanding of the concepts and distinguishing among them. How do they contribute to the success of her argument?