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Srivastava: ‘Basmati Blues’ backlash shows progress in challenging cultural misrepresentation

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

In “Basmati Blues,” an American environmental scientist played by Brie Larson is outsourced to India to save the country with her revolutionary, genetically modified rice strain. When she realizes her strain does more harm than...

Soto: A reminder to avoid cultural appropriation in costumes on Halloween

Isabella Soto, Op-Ed Contributor

October 26, 2016

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

As Halloween approaches and costumed bar nights and basement parties await, the possibility of Northwestern students wearing culturally-appropriative costumes rears its ugly head once again. We’ve learned to brace ourselves...

Campus Inclusion and Community launches webinar, pop up discussions

Mustafa Alimumal, Reporter

November 3, 2015

Filed under Campus

To mark the beginning of Campus Inclusion and Community’s new webinar, CIC Talks, members of Social Justice Education led the first video discussion on Oct. 21 in which they tackled issues of race, identity and respect. The...

Chase: The overlooked reality of cultural appropriation

Arielle Chase, Columnist

January 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Understanding the difference between appreciating someone’s culture and appropriating it can be difficult. Cultural appropriation is when you essentially steal parts of another person’s culture for your own entertainment...