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Fighting the Derail Since March 2009
"The master has a black and decker" criticism? 
24th-Oct-2009 09:09 am
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EDIT: A good thirty seconds after making this post it occurred to me to search via delicious and I found a page about it. Oh well, consider this post a rec rather than a request :)

I'm having a discussion with another white feminist about appropriation of black feminist anti-racism by white feminists. I suck at explaining why cultural appropriation is bad so have various general essays to link to (eg Cultural Appropriation 101), but I remember reading an essay from the original Cultural Appropriation Imbroglio which deals with exactly the kind of thing we're talking about and I can't find it.

As I recall the post explained why a Wiscon panel about (white) feminism with a title like "The Master has a Black and Decker" was bad, but googling that phrase gets me pages about actual drills or people simply mentioning the title of the panel.

Does anyone have a link? I skimmed through what I think is the relevant linkspam but since I can't remember the title of the post got overwhelmed.

(nb I I'm not asking for people to explain why it's bad to me, since I think I understand that pretty well. But if I can find someone else explaining it better than I can I'd rather link to that than flail unconvincingly)
24th-Oct-2009 01:32 am (UTC)
This has a number of links, some of which appear to be what you're looking for.
24th-Oct-2009 01:42 am (UTC)
*nods* Thanks. I just found that independently. Though most of them are now locked, which is inconvenient but understandable.
24th-Oct-2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Yes. I think the specific post I was thinking of has been locked, but that's the discussion I was thinking of and probably the best thing to link to at this point.
24th-Oct-2009 05:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for linking to this; I like going back and reading the old controversies. I'm sorry the first post is locked. I wonder if there is something about it in the WisCon Chronicles from that year?
26th-Oct-2009 08:20 am (UTC)
Maybe, I don't know what the WisCon Chronicles are :)
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