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What White People Can (and Must) Learn from the Rachel Dolezal Saga

The Curious Case of Nkechi Diallo How in the world did the Rachel Dolezal thing even start? How do you make sense of it? Nobody understood it at first. Most of us still don’t, to be honest. She came, quite … Continue reading

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Subcultural Capitalism: Some Meditations on Race, Class and Streetwear

N.B. The following piece explores the intersections of race and class, as well as the erasure and manipulation of black bodies, in fashion and streetwear. I’ve weighed up a number of thoughts on these issues for quite a while and … Continue reading

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Defining Sincerity – Reflecting Upon the Mechanisms of Appreciation & Appropriation in Eastern Cultures

It’s a Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting here with some thoughts that have been bouncing around my head for a while now. There have been a few instances in fashion in recent months that have brought this topic to the … Continue reading

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Simulated Realities – Dissecting Kanye West’s Video for ‘Bound 2′

There’s been a lot of discussion about Kanye West’s latest music video for Bound 2. Considering the controversy that follows West wherever he goes nowadays – some incidents more deserving than others – it’s hardly surprising to hear that the … Continue reading

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A Bull in an Art Gallery – The Problem with Charles Krafft

I’ve been thinking about how best to write about this situation since learning about it on the Vice website last week. It has since kicked up a lot of dust on a variety of risqué topics, some of which must … Continue reading

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