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Beware: cultures aren’t a costume

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Rachael Bayuk

November 2, 2018

Your culturally insensitive Halloween costume makes you look like a jerk.Dressing up as a minority culture is unacceptable in 2018. People of these cultures were (and often still are) discriminated for their garb and heritage, making light of that fact is ignorant.Yet cultural appropriation is still happeni...

Off the Record: Chicoween

Karen Limones, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter, and Brooke Martin

October 27, 2018

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the importance of cultural appropriation, consent and out-of-towners during Chicoween. 0:01- Introduction0:07- Topics0:15- Cultural appropriation 2:22- Out-of-Towners5:35- Consent8:30- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected]

M.E.Ch.A marches through Chico on Cesar Chavez Day

Marchers marching to honor Cesar Chavez and others begin their march on campus on March 31.

Josh Cozine

April 1, 2018

Students took to Chico streets Saturday, chanting to both celebrate the life of César Chávez and remind their fellow students that cultural appropriation is not okay. “When I say viva, you say Chávez!” Marchers gathered in Trinity Commons at 2 p.m. and were led by Chico State’s M.E.Ch...

Hair styles and cultural appropriation

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Mina Marjanovic

September 30, 2016

My parents keep a picture of me on a beautiful beach in Turkey pinned to our refrigerator back home. It used to be one of my favorite pictures because it reminded me of the summer I was able to convince my mother to spend a whole 50 Euros in order for me to get my blonde head braided. I never thought...

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