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Today Brandon and Trajan discuss the concept of Cultural Appropriation, which is the silencing of marginalized groups through usage of the culture of those groups by the dominant group. They consider if cultural appropriation is at play with Bruno Mars and our society as a whole.
References / Further Research:
A Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Cultural Appropriation
Bruno Mars Is The Least Of Our Cultural Appropriation Problems
Cultural Appropriation and the Arts
Cultural Appropriation In Pop Music
Lionel Shriver's Speech
Matthes, E. H. (April 2016). "Cultural Appropriation Without Cultural Essentialism?" Social Theory and Practice, 42, 2. 343-366. Retrieved from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ae0b/35229e6bbaa1aec6e0b53f15e7a0ef3724bd.pdf
Maitra, I. (June 2009). "Silencing Speech" Candadian Journal of Philosophy 39, 2. pp. 309-338. https://doi.org/10.1353/cjp.0.0050
The Grapevine- Is Bruno Mars A Cultural Appropriator Part 1 Part 2
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Willie Lynch Speech Part 1 Part 2
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