When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We’re Missing The Point

The Establishment
Feb 9, 2016 · 6 min read

By Ijeoma Oluo

Lead image credit: Alannah Giannino

A few weeks ago, I found myself sitting on a panel discussing a play I’d seen the week before. The play, Disgraced, is a very interesting and extraordinarily problematic piece dealing with race, religion, and gender. Sitting onstage in front of a majority white Seattle audience, there was so much we could have been discussing on that…