Lauren Jackson - “White Negroes”
Lauren Jackson will be at Beloit College on Wednesday, March 4, reading from her new book,White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue…and Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation.
Lauren’s book “exposes the new generation of whiteness thriving at the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people - and explores how this intensifies racial inequality.”
American culture loves blackness. From music and fashion to activism and language, black culture constantly achieves worldwide influence. Yet, when it comes to who is allowed to thrive from black hipness, the pioneers are usually left behind as black aesthetics are converted into mainstream success—and white profit.
BTYB: BC ENGLISH DEPT