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The Self  •  October 17, 2013

Asian Sauce, African Spiced Rice, And The Myth Of Intent

The following is an attempt to tackle the myth of racist intent, and why it is false to believe that racism needs intent.  The other day I entered the restaurant portion of a performing arts establishment and one of the menu items was chicken fritters in Asian sauce. My eyes nearly popped out of my…

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The Self  •  October 17, 2013

Miley Cyrus & The Spectacular Appropriation Of Ratchet Culture

After watching the VMA performance of Miley Cyrus, I can’t say I was too surprised. For a while now Miley Cyrus has been appropriating ratchet culture – an ideology birthed in urban America. What did surprise me was the myopic nature of the wave of backlash and criticism this performance elicited. First, many commentators who…