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White Women and Literary Appropriation 3: Cummins and Opportunism

Completing the Trifecta: Shriver-Zink-Cummins

As Gurba points out, “ a careful look at chronology reveals how she operates: opportunistically, selfishly, and parasitically. Cummins identified the gringo appetite for Mexican pain and found a way to exploit it.” Gurba, Pendeja, You Ain’t Steinbeck: My Bronca with Fake-Ass Social Justice Literature

The positive reviews Cummins received are “especially harmful because authentic stories by Mexicanas and Chicanas are either passed over or published to significantly less fanfare (and for much less money).”

“What’s wrong is erasing authentic voices to sell an inaccurate cultural appropriation for millions.”

Bowles, Cummins’ Non-Mexican Crap

She/Her: Distort lies until they amplify truth. CryBaby: As loud as necessary.

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