Raw Story reports that a new research study at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business has found that "white people respond to evidence that they are privileged by their race by insisting that they face greater hardships in life". WTF?! The study was conducted by researchers L. Taylor Phillips and Brian S. Lowery, and published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Phillips and Lowery state: “Despite this reality, policy makers and power brokers continue…Continue
I interviewed five women of colour studying undergraduate degrees in arts and social sciences at different universities across the UK to see if there were things which united our experiences. We discussed everything from dynamics in da club and awkward race-based seminars to themed nights out which scream cultural appropriation. It seems the most efficient way to offer a critical insight into our experiences was to take real life scenarios and turn them into a How…Continue
Consider what most of us know about slave revolts: that there were a few major slave revolts, like the Nat Turner revolt in 1830, which were quickly put down. I propose a different view: the Americas under a constant state of revolt or threat of slave revolt. There were so many documented slave revolts that we need to picture slaveholders living in terror of revolts. They actually lived in constant fear of people they were supposedly “superior to” and “in control…Continue
Cultural appropriation refers to a particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.
By KiNG, AFROPUNK Contributor