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
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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
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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
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