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Protected: [Video] Black Women, Hated: Layers of Misogynoir in Fandom Spaces – PCA 2019 (Early Access For Patrons)

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[Video] Stitch Tackles TK Park’s K Pop in the Age of Cultural Appropriation

The MP3 Version: Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part One | Part Two My video on Black hair and cultural appropriation Some commentary on this whole thing and why these conversations are necessary: The way Blackness is portrayed … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The (Un)Magic of Intent

I’m gonna be real here: Most of the time, people aren’t creating problematic or harmful content with the intent to hurt other people. Honestly, even in an age where spite fuels so much of fandom, a majority of people in … Continue reading

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[Video] The Cultural Appropriation Conversation: So Very Hairy

“The harm of cultural appropriation lies in how the people doing the appropriation of a minority group’s culture, removing it from its context, dehumanize the minority group and dismiss their concerns or humanity.” Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part Two

Did you read Part One? Another issue in how cultural appropriation of Black culture and Blackness leads people to devalue the culture and people they’re copying: across my research for this essay series – and this installment in particular – … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation in the Age of K-Pop Part One

“Ideas, cultures, and histories cannot seriously be understood or studied without their force, or more precisely their configurations of power, also being studied. Edward Said, Orientalism “Dressing up as “another culture”, is racist, and an act of privilege. Not only … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: James Olsen is Pete Ross 2.0

As we can see with James Olsen, the disgusting way folks in fandom treat and talk about Black male characters and performers. is just going to continue until non-Black fans step up and throw away the script they’re adhering to so hard. Continue reading

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Antiblackness in the K-pop Industry and its Fandom Spaces: Introduction

Anti-blackness is universal. Outside of maybe a handful of countries around the world, there aren’t many places where I’m guaranteed to be entirely free from anti-black racism. Even my home island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands isn’t … Continue reading

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[Pitch The Stitch] What Fandom Racism Looks Like: Antiblackness in K-Pop Fandom and Industry

In case you’ve missed it, I’m doing a project for my website on anti-Blackness in K-pop fandom spaces and why the industry’s understanding and appropriation of Blackness/Black culture for the aesthetics of it all partially fuel the problem. It’s already … Continue reading

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What Fandom Racism Looks Like: The Problem With Preferences

Outside of the fandoms for Japanese media (anime and manga primarily) or the powerhouse Korean pop music Real Person Fiction (RPF) fandoms, most fandom spaces overwhelmingly focus on the love and sex lives of white people.  Continue reading

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