Everything But the Burden

Everything But the Burden

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To an unprecedented extent, young white people of today are co-opting black styles of music, dance, dress and slang, and appropriating them for themselves. In this collection, writers such as Carl Hancock-Rux, Jonathan Lethem and many more examine how whites seem to have taken on 'everything but the burden', and ask whether this is a way of shaking off the fear of the unknown, and indicator of appreciation, or a more complicated form of cultural exchange.Compiles essays and prose from African Americans who comment on the appropriation of black culture into white America.

Title:Everything But the Burden
Author:Greg Tate
Publisher:Broadway - 2003-01-01


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