Columbusing: White People Claiming “Discoveries”

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The Offending Article on www.bustle.com:

Kendall Jenner is known for showing off her toned model bod and long legs, but she kept the paparazzi on their toes with her latest bold style trend. According to Refinery29, Kendall Jenner wore a dress over pants (OK, fine, it was technically a tunic, but still) while wandering the streets of LA, adding yet another trend to her resumé of style pioneering. The all-white wonder was a nice change from her normal crop top and mini-skirt ensembles, but she still managed to look as effortlessly chic as always.

http://www.bustle.com/articles/83650-kendall-jenner-wears-a-dress-over-pants-and-somehow-manages-to-make-it-look-excruciatingly-cool

The outraged POC Responses on Facebook:

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Further Reading:

http://jezebel.com/columbusing-a-word-for-when-white-people-claim-to-disc-1596239038

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/07/06/328466757/columbusing-the-art-of-discovering-something-that-is-not-new


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