Is it appropriation when white women belly dance?

An article on Slate by Palestinian-American novelist Randa Jarrar titled, Why I can’t stand white belly dancers: Whether they know it or not, white women who practice belly dance are engaging in appropriationhas stirred reactions from many different perspectives:

Colorlines: ICYMI: Belly Dancing When You’re a White Woman

Decolonizing Belly Dance: Community, Anger, Decolonization and THAT Article

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