Manage episode 298813668 series 2863551
Justin Bieber in locks. Madonna wearing an elaborate North African headpiece and dress. Pop singer Adele wearing Bantu knots. White children wearing Native headdresses on Halloween. Katy Perry doing a Geisha performance. What do these have in common? These actions involve cultural items or rituals worn or practiced by White Americans. Is this cultural appropriation, appreciation, or denigration? This week, Robin, Hans, and Kirk (who founded the dynamic YouTube channel WadiSpeaks) discussed these questions and reach different and sometimes conflicting conclusions. Next week, Ben and Marlene discuss these same actions and the opinions are flying! Mel makes a surprise appearance too! Join this lively convo.