As Black History Month comes to end we wanted to revisit a 2018 conversation from YouTube around Afghans and Black Culture. Nura and Omar start with a brief discussion of her chishm-nazaar on Duke basketball, Oscars, and the Afghan connection to Black culture then move on to the YouTube panel.
The N-word. "Black music." Malcolm X t-shirts. You've seen this on the streets of the Bay Area, or homes in the DMV. Black American culture has become intricately tied to Afghan-American culture. It's part of how we talk, walk, and sometimes even think about each other. But is this "cultural appropriation"? Or is it cultural survival? Does this relationship with Black America shape how we view what it means to be Afghan-American?
*YouTube Panel Audio