Category: Race & Ethnicity

Bogart – Extreme Makeover: Hipster Edition

No, not the charming actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age or a misspelled variant of a Harry Potter monster; this is a much less mainstream cultural phenomenon. Bogart Street is a growing and thriving center of culture in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, specifically, hipster culture. Of course, hipster-ness is a strange paradox; to

Rap and Technology: Capturing and Connecting to African American Culture

lthough some do not connect African American civil rights movements through music, the Black Lives Matter, Civil Rights, and Post-Civil Rights movements are all connected through technological innovations in hip-hop. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, J. Cole, and Common all use forms of technology to identify with the struggles of African Americans from the

Ousting Orientalism

espite the progress made in spreading awareness of social injustices, the raging argument of where to draw the line in the “appreciation vs. appropriation” debate has led to a misguided understanding of the nature of Orientalism and how it looks in the modern day. By examining the criticism over Victoria’s Secret and comparing it to