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Chicago Tribune Interviews Dr. Hall on Cultural Appropriation 10.04.16
Chicago Tribune Interviews Dr. Hall on Cultural Appropriation
10.04.16

Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens interviewed Cadmona Hall, Ph.D., professor in the Couple and Family Therapy department, on how parents should talk to their kids about cultural appropriation. The conversation was prompted by a recent controversy over a Halloween costume based on a Polynesian character from Disney's soon-to-be-released movie 'Moana'. 

"You're putting on the costume for candy, for a rewarding experience," said Hall. "We never put on that costume to experience oppression. We always want to distance ourselves from that."

Dr. Hall is a licensed marriage and family therapist, with expertise in African-American culture and families, overcoming barriers to engaging in therapy, as well as grief and loss.

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