“Your Parents Didn’t Immigrate For You To Mispronounce Your Own Name”

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Pronouncing Your Own Name Wrong

Have you come across the sentiment: “your parents didn’t immigrate just for you to mispronounce your own name?” One variation of this sentiment appeared from Twitter user @Zablizzle (as seen on the Instagram account for @the_indian_feminist): “Your parents didn’t immigrate across an ocean for you to mispronounce your own name so it fits better in someone else’s mouth. #stop” (1/2) “I’m … Read More

Cultural Appropriation and Aladdin

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Cultural Appropriation and Aladdin

I have a confession to make: I’m really excited about the live action Aladdin. Even though it’s problematic, racist, etc. I’m also exhausted by the weight of conversations around cultural appropriation and the desire to just, like, enjoy a movie sometimes. Read on for some thoughts on cultural appropriation and Aladdin…