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No, Kim Kardashian, Those Are Not ‘Bo Derek Braids’

By Namina Forna

Appropriation. It's a dirty word these days, mainly because people don't really understand what it is. "There they are, these snowflake liberals," naysayers sniff, "calling everything appropriation." But what is appropriation really? And why is it relevant? To answer this, we have to go all the way back to the ancient days of colonization.

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