Cultural Adoption is Not Appropriation

Borrowing from a culture is a sign of love and respect

British soul singer Joss Stone — photo: Benoît Derrier, Stockholm, Sweden

There have been a few recent waves of the kind of “outrage” only Twitter and its ilk can propagate. I’m not familiar with the music of Bruno Mars, but I know he’s a huge star, and apparently a great performer. I had to cringe when I saw that he was attacked for “cultural appropriation” in that his