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It's a matter of definition.

The phrase cultural appropriation is gaining weight in the criticism of popular media, a provocation brought about by hipster smokers dancing to music festivals while wearing First People attire, by the music videos of the likes of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift ostensibly mocking the ways of African Americans and ghetto communities. 1,644 more words

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While cleaning my cubicle and ridding it of trash this afternoon, I saw this note from former students. It was funny finding this after having read some stinging evaluation of my Lit students last sem.

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Daily trivia: William Hazlitt

Today is the birthday of William Hazlitt. He was born in Maidstone, England on 10th April, 1778. He was a journalist and essayist by profession and one of the pioneers of the familiar (or informal) essay. 360 more words

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