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Justin Timberlake Is No Cultural Appropriator

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Non-Black artists who make Black music aren't "appropriating" it just because they don't throw themselves into Black political struggles as well. They're musicians, not politicians or professional activists; let them do what they do. Here's a Google search list of articles about this brouhaha with Justin Timberlake: https://www.google.ca/#q=Justin+Timberlake+cultural+appropriation. I have a feeling that the supposed historical example of Elvis Presley's having supposedly appropriated Black culture in the 1950s and '60s, and the rumor that he made a particular racist remark against African Americans, is going to come up in any discussion surrounding this issue before too long. I highly recommend this article (written by a Black commentator) addressing—and correcting—this particular misconception: http://clatl.com/cribnotes/archives/2012/08/20/why-i-stopped-hating-elvis-presley.