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Reading: “The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation . . .”

When I got the March/April 2011 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle, I did not pay much attention to Stephen J. Quigley’s article,” The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation of Identity in Fiction,” because I rarely write fiction, but browsing through it earlier this week, it caught my interest. The idea of “cultural appropriation” is a complex one, but basically it is when someone outside of a culture – a race, a gender, a religion, geography-based group, etc. – attempts to define that “Other” culture and contributes to the misunderstandings that lead its subjugation and/or exploitation. One example,… Read more Reading: “The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation . . .”