Skip to content

Religious appropriation depends on whiteness too

People in this story

(Getty/ Andrii Lutsyk/ Ascent Xmedia)

Religion and Politics, September 2022

Most progressive liberals are aware of the dangers of borrowing from racially marginalized communities. My students are no exception. They are quick to identify and condemn forms of cultural appropriation when white folks adopt styles of communities of color for financial benefit or to increase their coolness quotient. Which is all to say we are in a very important cultural moment of awareness to systemic racial injustice. We are primed to see racial borrowing as likely ethically fraught. And this is a good thing.

Continue reading at Religion and Politics.

More Stories

image of denis sullivan in front of plant with him posing in background

Global Educator Award winner has built a career on opening the world to Northeastern students

image of travel signs in airport for international and domestic flyers

Citizenship privilege harms science

image of proposed plan for newbury street plaza project set to debut this summer

Coming soon: towers and a shopping plaza over the Pike in Back Bay

All Stories