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‘That’s a pause, I’ll tell you why’: TikToker asked to do keynote about cultural appropriation before hip-hop goat yoga

'We want you to teach us about cultural appropriation. Then after we will do the exact opposite of your teachings.'

On Sep 16, 2022 by Lauren Castro

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‘TCU what in the hell’: People call out sorority recruitment TikTok dance for cultural appropriation

"Nobody stopped and ask 'Just because we can, should we?'"

On Aug 15, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

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‘Food brings people together’: Teenager in Texas brought her family to try fufu, a traditional African food, because she saw the dish on TikTok

'I want to try some too.'

On Jul 15, 2022 by Jack Alban

Smudging kit in crystal shop with caption 'Just crystal shopping and...' (l) white sage at crystal shop caption 'Just crystal shopping and...' (c) Palo Santo at crystal shop with caption 'Just crystal shopping and...' (r)

‘It’s part of our culture’: TikToker and crystal seller calls out cultural appropriation of Native American ritual traditions in the spiritual community

'For everyone confused the things shown are part of closed practices.'

On Jul 14, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen

white woman putting red paint on hand caption 'A handprint over your mouth is NOT your RvW protest cosplay' (l) mural indigenous woman with red paint on mouth writing 'NO MORE STOLEN SISTERS' (c) woman with jacket with red handprint on back caption 'Stop co-opting indigenous movements' (r)

Indigenous TikToker calls out Roe v Wade protesters for co-opting imagery used to protest murdered and missing Native American women

'The bottom line is do NOT co-opt.'

On Jul 6, 2022 by Jack Alban

man on Disney boat ride caption 'I was confused on why my ppl were put up on display at Disneyland lol' (l) Disney Land Native tribe near water caption 'I was confused on why my ppl were put up on display at Disneyland lol' (c) Man on Disney boat ride caption 'I was confused on why my ppl were put up on display at Disneyland lol' (r)

‘I still don’t understand why Disney thinks it’s okay’: Native American TikToker calls out Disney for its out-of-touch teepee display

'I remember a time when Disney called them savages.'

On May 12, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘What in the gentrification is going on?’: TikTok of white boys in durags in yogurt shop goes viral

'Durags gonna start costing $25.'

On Apr 6, 2022 by Moises Mendez II

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‘They’ve infested my cruise’: TikToker roasts white people with cornrow braids on cruise

'Y'all are so sensitive.'

On Apr 3, 2022 by Gisselle Hernandez

White man with gray hair and braids in group of people caption 'POV: Your cruise stopped at a Caribbean island' (l) White man with dark hair and hair braided with couple in front of him caption 'POV: Your cruise stopped at a Caribbean island' (c) White man with dark hair and white woman next to him at bar with braids and people staring at them caption 'POV: Your cruise stopped at a Caribbean island' (r)

‘The only positive is that the locals probably overcharged them’: TikToker puts all the white people in braids on blast after their cruise makes stop at a Caribbean island

'These the same managers telling us our styles are unprofessional.'

On Mar 25, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

man pulling off dreadlock wig with caption 'When you see a white guy wearing dreads on halloween'

‘Doing the lord’s work’: TikToker’s takedown of white guy wearing dreadlock wig goes viral

'Thank you for your service.'

On Nov 15, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

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‘Dune’ sparks conversations around its Islamic and MENA influences

'Dune's author was upfront about the Islamic and Arabic influences on the book.

On Oct 29, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

white man with 'Brown Afro' wig (l) young woman in mask with caption 'recording every time i see cultural appropriation at spirit' (c) white man in 'Afro Mullet' wig (r)

‘Since when is Black hair a costume?’: TikToker puts Spirit Halloween on blast for for culturally appropriative costumes

'Do better.'

On Oct 19, 2021 by Clara Wang

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‘Oop! not the braids’: Rihanna roasted for ‘putting all these white girls in braids’ for Savage X Fenty show

'We deserved a trigger warning for seeing this many white women in braids.'

On Sep 24, 2021 by Moises Mendez II

A woman (L) and a bowl of congee (R).

Actual Karen slammed for selling white version of congee ‘that doesn’t seem foreign’

She claimed she modernized the porridge dish for the western palate.

On Jul 23, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Culture vulture’: Billie Eilish sparks backlash over her favorite cartoon character

‘We told y’all she was a culture vulture.'

On Jul 12, 2021 by Audra Schroeder