What Does Cultural Appropriation Really Mean?

If all cultural sharing is inherently erasing and disrespectful, then American culture is inherently an oppressive, alienating force. You can believe that if you want to, but I don’t, and I think that’s incredibly simplistic and unnecessarily antagonistic. It comes too close to blaming Americans for being who they are, for inhabiting the world that they do, […]


I Hate Myself For Not Voting

Like Hattie, I also woke up this morning with a political hangover ““ but mine was a little different than hers.  I woke up feeling like I was bearing the weight of liberal apathy on my shoulders.  True Confession time: I didn’t vote yesterday.  I don’t really have an excuse other than simple disillusionment with […]