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Jun 26, 2021

Diversity of cultures is one of the things that makes America truly beautiful. Depending on where you are, you’re able to immerse yourself into your neighbor’s cultural identity while also sharing your own. This leads to greater empathy and understanding between people whose ancestors may have lived oceans apart. But when does appreciation turn into appropriation?


00:00:16 Intro

00:00:35 Geeks What Is Your Definition of Appropriation

00:03:46 K-Pop Guilty of Appropriation?

00:08:07 BTS Appropriating Fashion/Culturally Insensitive/Culturally Ignorant?

00:11:58 Treading the Fine Line Between Appropriation and Appreciation: the Case of Jeremy Lin

00:17:56 Blackfishing: From Kim K to Elvis

00:30:11 Western Culture Influences on Anime and other Asian Media: Appreciation or Appropriation?

00:51:48 “With Voice Acting There Is No Race” - Phil LaMarr; Difference between Casting Opportunities for Minorities

00:59:37 Her Parents Named Her After A Guy’s Name?! & White Washing Names for Better Opportunities

01:04:03 Eastern Influences on Western Cartoons and Media: Appreciation or Appropriation?

01:13:16 Conclusion


Portrayal of Black Anime Characters Throughout History

Anna Akana's video on benevolent racism

Blackfishing: The women accused of pretending to be black

Bon Appetit's Kimchi Video

Rachel Dolezal on being black: ‘I didn’t deceive anybody’

Martina Big

Racism in Chinese Laundry Commercial

Avatar the Last Airbender- Creating The Legend- Bending

Toxicity Levels Rising! Maintaining Healthy Online Hygiene

What About Mr. Popo?! Portrayal of Black People in Anime

Stand Proud! Portrayal of LGBTQIA+ People of Color