Culture Appropriation


Cultural Appropriation and Halloween Costumes, The Special Report & Areva Martin Out Loud on KBLA Talk 1580 (October 2021)

The Special Report: Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation, The Special Report with Areva Martin (March 2021) (complete video)

The Special Report: Cultural Appropriation or Appreciation, The Special Report with Areva Martin (March 2021) (trimmed video)

Kendall Jenner Faces Backlash after Launching Her Tequila Brand, Good Morning America (19 February 2021)

From Surviving to Thriving with Dr. Neal A. Lester, Host: Reverend Karen Stewart, First Institutional Baptist Church (Phoenix, AZ) (7 November 2020)

Cultural Appropriation vs. Appreciation with Dr. Neal Lester, Real Life, Voices of Your Village, Seed and Sew (1 October 2020)

Dr. Lester about Cultural Appropriation and Children's Costumes, USA Today (October 2019)

Halloween Costumes and Cultural Appropriation,” CBC Radio (Vancouver) (October 2017)


What Is Cultural Appropriation? Here's Why the Practice Is So Harmful—and How You Can Avoid Doing It (20 August 2021)

Brenly’s durag comment draws cries of racist undertones, cultural insensitivity (2 June 2021)

Gwen Stefani Pushes Back at Cultural Appropriation Critics, Newser  (29 May 2021)

Gwen Stefani shoots down Harajuku Girls cultural appropriation claims, says people can 'share', USA Today  (28 May 2021)

Justin Bieber’s Dreadlocks Spark Debate: What’s Cultural Appropriation versus Appreciation?, USA Today (May 2021)

Who Owns Culture? There’s a Legal Side to the Issue of Cultural Appropriation (4 November 2020)

A parents' guide to cultural appropriation: an expert breaks down kids' Halloween costumes, USA Today (18 October 2019)

Opinion: Friends don't let friends wear culturally inappropriate costumes (31 November 2018)

What makes a Halloween costume offensive? (26 October 2017)

There Is a Fine Line between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation, by Maria Idalis Harris, The State Press (27 April 2017)

ASU English Professor Talks Cultural Appropriation and Ableist Language, The State Press (01 September 2016)

ASU’s Project Humanities educates on cultural appropriation,” The State Press (12 September 2015)

ASU’s Project Humanities hosts 2nd symposium on cultural appropriation, ASU News (10 August 2015)

ASU’s Project Humanities explores cultural appropriation, ASU News (30 January 2015)

Playing Black’ for Laughs, Learning for Justice (10 January 2014) and reprinted in The Sociological Cinema (21 February 2014)