En Liang Khong is a submissions editor at openDemocracy and an editorial assistant at Pluto Press. He is on the editorial collective of Red Pepper magazine. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New Inquiry, Frieze, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman and New Left Project.
Adventures in Cultural Appropriation
As white pop stars like Taylor Swift continue their excursions into the fantasy of racial drag, the backlash fails to recognize the deeper structural inequity from which such music emerges. It also ceases to appreciate how cultural appropriation may be liberatory....