5 Things You Don’t Realize When You Defend Cultural Appropriation
Maisha Z. Johnson

Am always a little embarrassed to see someone ‘aping’ another culture or nationality, but hey, it’s a free country and no culture has a “patent” or “copyright”. Besides, conservative black author Thomas Sowell makes the interesting case that so-called “Black culture” itself was “appropriated” from antebellum poor whites.

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Sowell argues that the black ghetto culture, which is claimed to be “authentic black culture”, is actually a highly dysfunctional white southern redneck culture which existed during the antebellum South. This culture came, in turn, from the “Cracker culture” of the North Britons and Scots-Irish who migrated from the generally lawless border regions of Britain.

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