After the book was first published in the United Kingdom, in September 1988, there were protests by Muslims mainly in India and the UK. When it was published in the United States, six months later (in February 1989), it received renewed attention, and the protests took a more deadly form.
Eventually, a tipping point will be reached…the ruling class have unleashed a bloody future.
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Because I believe that, instead of giving people excuses for why appropriation can't be avoided (it can), or allowing them to think it's no big deal (it is), it's more important to help them become better artists whose creations contribute to cultural understanding and growth that benefits us all.
Megan Gambino is an editor and writer for and founded “Document Deep Dive.” Previously, she worked for Outside magazine in New Mexico.
Gay, Peter. The Cultivation of Hatred . London: Harper, 1994.
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