Lauren Michele Jackson teaches in the departments of English and African American studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of the forthcoming book White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue … and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation.
When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We Should Be Talking About Power
When the powerful appropriate from the oppressed, inequality is exacerbated.
Sorry To Bother You Is the Anti-Capitalist Black Comedy We’ve Been Waiting For
Boots Riley’s new film shows how black liberation and labor politics are enmeshed. And it’s funny.
Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Work Couldn’t Come at a Better Time
In Barracoon, published 58 years after her death, the Harlem Renaissance writer interviews the last known survivor of a slave ship.