American Apparel,<br />
Our Culture Is Not Your Trick, Nor Your Treat

American Apparel,
Our Culture Is Not Your Trick, Nor Your Treat

[OPINION] After the retailer rolls out an offensive voudou-themed Halloween display, Shantrelle Lewis offers a lesson in the African spiritual tradition

by Shantrelle Lewis, October 14, 2013

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American Apparel,<br />
Our Culture Is Not Your Trick, Nor Your Treat

system that is old as time in Africa itself. Alas, we know that even hipsters—for all their self-congratulatory "progressive" ways—can be just as bigoted and racist as any one else.

Slowly, but surely more Vodou and similar traditions are being brought to the light, where they have always belonged. I just hope that people take the time to learn something from this—particularly, why playing with our traditions is so offensive. 

For more resources regarding African spirituality, check out Shantrelle's blog.

 
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