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Absolutely. The focus on intention of the writer/singer is disingenuous. When you contribute to a body of representation with your art (song) the contribution can and should be critiqued.
Indeed. This reminds me of arguments that flare in Aotearoa/New Zealand around the wearing of hoodies. Shopping malls have moved toward banning them – a move [...]
I agree that ‘we’ are not free of White Supremacy; because nothing says White Supremacy more than appointing oneself the arbiter of what ‘indigenous’ means (noting your differentiating between indigenous and earlier-arriving). I suggest you familiarise yourself with the United Nations definition of indigenous and reflect during your travels on how it serves you to [...]