An issue of “cultural appropriation” came up again this week in the form of an open letter by Sierra Mannie, a rising senior at the University of Mississippi. Her college newspaper article, “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture,” was reprinted on Thursday on Timemagazine’s website.
The letter reads,
You are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood. There is a clear line between appreciation and appropriation