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The blurred lines of cultural appropriation

The blurred lines of cultural appropriation

  In an issue devoted to Indigenous writing, Write Editor Hal Niedzviecki suggested that writers should examine the world by imagining perspectives outside of themselves. That cultural appropriation is a positive thing. Unfortunately for him, the modern liberal world is obsessed with a concept I refer to as ‘positive segregation’: the enforced preservation of separately sacred, individual cultural and ethnic […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Opinion ·
Graphic by Fani Hsieh

Province enhances culture to celebrate 150 years

Ontario’s 150th anniversary will be celebrated through investments made by the provincial government to cultural programs and infrastructure within the Kitchener area. Under the Ontario150 Community Celebration program, MPP Kitchener-Centre Daiene Vernile announced that four cultural events will receive funding. The Coalition of Muslim Women of K-W will receive $10,000 to create an art exhibit in partnership with THEMUSEUM, entitled […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
Graphic by Lena Yang / File Photo

Unsigned: Stealing from work is sometimes accepted in our culture

A former bookstore employee is being charged with theft over $5,000 after $31,000 went missing from the bookstore safe in September 2014. Though the alleged act is obviously wrong, this led us to put theft on a spectrum. Do we see some kinds of theft as lesser than others? It seems to be a consensus that taking food, even when […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
We Are Waterloo community art project: Capturing diversity

We Are Waterloo community art project: Capturing diversity

Graphic by Fani Hsieh The City of Waterloo plans to capture the diversity of the Region through a year-long community art project titled, “We Are Waterloo Portrait Project.” The art project will showcase personally portraits made by citizens in the community at a variety of workshops hosted by the Region throughout the year. The final showcase of all pieces of […]

by Erika Ymana· · Local ·