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01/08/2019 Walt Whitman makes me feel melodramatic. A good space for creativity. ​Yuppies call jeans, “denim.” When we speak about cultural appropriation we limit our thinking to the horizontal plane instead of the vertical one. We often discuss cultural appropriation as a people of color versus white issue. While this does indeed happen, we miss the larger picture.  Cultural appropriation is a behavior of colonialism. Colonialists move into a culture and exploit resources for a quick buck. Resources might include intellectual property, natural resources, and human bodies.  For example, the upper-crust has a history of exploiting lower class foods. Proteins are especially valuable. The amount of protein a fetus receives while growing correlates with intelligence and...

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