Link: Issues of Authenticity

Issues of Authenticity

My friend Marisela Treviño Orta on the other snafu in the news, a Cuban-set Much Ado About Nothing:

What does it mean to authentically engage with another culture? I believe that we all have the ability to engage with cultures outside our own experiences. It does require work on our part. Work that goes deeper than the cosmetic. It means encountering that culture on equal footing. It means questioning ourselves, creating checks and balances so that we don’t veer into culture caricature or parody. I know, I know, it sounds like a lot of responsibility and work. Hell yes it is, but whoever said being human was going to be easy?

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