This Week in Global Reportage — Cultural Appropriation, ISIS, Manchester
On Cultural Appropriation, Canadians Are Hypocrites
Robert Jago | The Walrus
On May 11 the editor of Write, Hal Niedzviecki, resigned after writing a controversial preface to an issue of the magazine dedicated to indigenous literature, in which he opinned, “I don’t believe in cultural appropriation. In my opinion, anyone, anywhere, should be encouraged to imagine other peoples, other cultures, other identities. I’d go so far as to say that there should even be an award for doing so.” He unwittingly reignited the debate over cultural appropriation in Canada. Robert Jago weighs in.
First He Became an American — Then He Joined ISIS
Seamus Hughes and Bennet Clifford | The Atlantic
Abdullah Ramo Pazara, a Bosnian Muslim, fought for an ethnic-Serb paramilitary force against his own people in 1992, only to join ISIS decades later as a Muslim extremist. While uncovering his story — and those of six U.S.-based Bosnians charged with supporting him — Hughes and Clifford try to make sense of Pazara’s radicalization.
This is the Place
Tony Walsh reads his poem “This is the Place” in tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack (via BBC).