Everything But the Burden: What White People Are Taking From Black Culture
A series of essays by various writers, studying the history of white people appropriating music, fashion, ideas, slang, and style from black culture, while taking little or no responsibility for engaging, crediting, and/or uplifting black people - or even recognizing their rights as people.
"There's an old remark to the effect that if you toss a Harvard boy in a locked room with a ghetto kid for a month, well, who'll come out sounding like whom?" -Publisher's Weekly.
Here's an attempt at tackling the sociology of that transaction, as repeated perpetually throughout American culture. Some subjects include Eminem and Richard Pryor, as well as a complex blend of film and social theory. A study into a much neglected topic, especially over the last 15 years as it became increasingly common and popular, this is a worthy cultural read.
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