Appreciation or Appropriation: Black Culture as Popular Culture
April 27, 2022
Hosted by Carliss Chatman
Many viral Tik Tok dance trends, the most popular memes, and viral tweets have Black creators--but often that is not who profits. Outside of social media, many Black cultural trends are co-opted and transformed without acknowledgment of the original source. At what point does an appreciation for a culture turn into appropriation? Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, associate professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, author of THICK: And Other Essays, and 2020 MacArthur Fellow, and Professor Shontavia Johnson, Clemson University’s associate vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation, will discuss the legacy and sociology of cultural appropriation and what modern creators can do to protect their rights.
Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Getting Common with Professor Carliss Chatman provides a refreshing common sense approach to business, law, women's rights, racial justice, and entrepreneurship. Featuring experts in law, business and entrepreneurship, politics and government, and education, Getting Common educates while exposing you to a fresh and new perspective. Listen live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
Carliss Chatman is an Associate Professor specializing in corporate and commercial law. Her eleven years of legal practice before entering the academy lends a common sense approach to her teaching and scholarship. She specializes in bringing practical experience to all of her classes, making complex legal concepts within reach for students of all backgrounds. Through service on the Advisory Board of Compliance.ai, she has worked on the cutting edge of legal regulatory technology, helping to train the machine learning platform to anticipate the research needs of those in the compliance and regulatory legal space. Her experience in leadership of non-profit boards and over two decades of social activism has allowed Professor Chatman to develop expertise on matters involving race, women's rights, and educational access. Her scholarship, teaching and service have been celebrated and awarded by her faculty and peers. She is the 2021 Recipient of Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, presented by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups, the 2020 Recipient Jessine A. Monaghan Fellowship, an award for experiential education, given in recognition of contributions to the transactional component of the Law School’s experiential program and the 2020 Recipient Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship.