Cultural Appropriation, Hamilton Edition

As you know, the latest campus left outrage is “cultural appropriation,” i.e., such as when gringos (can white people use that word, or do we need permission from La Raza?) dress in sombreros and ponchos to mark Cinco de Mayo or some other recognition of Mexican culture.

As you may also know, the hottest play on Broadway right now is “Hamilton,” in which a largely African-American and Hispanic cast dresses in colonial garb and renders Hamilton in a rap music score. Sixty Minutes is doing a segment on “Hamilton” tonight, but as I won’t watch Sixty Minutes (because #IStandWithScottJohnson), you can watch short preview here, and save yourself the trouble of tuning in.

But a query: Why isn’t this “cultural appropriation”??

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